GLENDALE, Calif. – The book Cobalt Blue: Writings from the papers of Sam Francis will be released Oct. 31, according to the Sam Francis Foundation. A launch for the book with readings and discussion will be held at the Artbook store at the Hauser & Wirth complex in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, Nov. 2.
NEW YORK – Containing 16,000 actual prices and 2,500 color photographs, the new edition of Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide 2020 (Black Dog & Leventhal) by Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel will be on bookshelves Tuesday, Sept. 24.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has written a memoir, telling his life story in detail for the first time and explaining why he chose to risk his freedom to become perhaps the most famous whistleblower of all time.
LONDON – Coming October 8, 2019, The Pursuit of Art recounts art critic Martin Gayford’s travels and meetings with some of the world’s greatest artists.
TIMONIUM, Md. – The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #49 from Gemstone Publishing made its debut in comic shops across North America and in specialty shops around the world on July 17. It will reach traditional bookstores and online booksellers in less than two weeks.
NEW YORK – The debut novel Plastic by playwright/author Frank Stausser, who gained much acclaim during the successful three-month run of his stage comedy Physcho Therapy at the Cherry Lane Theater in New York City, brings together various high-level players in the art world with the high-profile Beverly Hills plastic surgery culture in this edgy tale of psychological suspense that explores the ephemeral and diabolical world inside Hollywood as “the Capital of Good Looks.”
NEW YORK – Ahead of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, The Life of Leonardo da Vinci, a long-awaited new translation of Giorgio Vasari’s compelling life story of one of history’s most extraordinary artists, will come out March 5.
HUNT VALLEY, Md. – Forty-one years ago, audiences worldwide were introduced to Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and a captivating cast of quirky characters from a distant realm that defied all imagination: George Lucas’ Star Wars galaxy. With the release of each subsequent film in the Star Wars franchise came the merchandise – action figures, vehicles, playsets, posters and scores of other products that organically formed a specialty collecting category of their own.
NEW YORK (AP) – Two Ernest Hemingway stories written in the mid-1950s and rarely seen since will be published next year.