Nari Ward: We the People (Pre-order)

Pre-order now. This title will be shipped from 24 April 2019.

Edited by Gary Carrion-Murayari and Massimiliano Gioni


Price: USD$59.95

A critical examination of the work of one of the most significant and original sculptors and installation artists living today

Jamaican-born Nari Ward is best known for his large-scale sculptures and installations, many of which are created from unexpected materials collected around his urban neighborhood. His incisive works frequently comment on issues surrounding race, poverty, consumerism, and diasporic identity in American culture.

This book accompanies a major retrospective at the New Museum, highlighting his work from the early 1990s - including Amazing Grace (1993).

This book is the latest in Phaidon's collaborative publishing with the New Museum, following titles on Thomas Bayrle, Sarah Lucas, Raymond Pettibon, Pipilotti Rist, and Anri Sala.


Format: Hardback
Size: 330 x 230 mm (13 x 9 in)
Pages: 224 pp
Illustrations: 150 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714879147

Gary Carrion-Murayari is Kraus Family Curator at the New Museum.

Okwui Enwezor is a renowned curator and former director of Haus der Kunst, Munich.

Lauren Haynes is curator of contemporary art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.

Bennett Simpson is senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Lowery Sims is an art historian and former Curator Emerita at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York.

Sarah Lucas
Thomas Bayrle
Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest
Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work
Kerry James Marshall
Sterling Ruby


Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print. We work with the world's most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, and illustrated books for children. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City.
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