Publications

A Selection from the Daros Collection

The important groups of work in the Daros Collection afford an insight into major artistic trends and positions. The emphasis lies on North American and European art of the second half of the 20th century. Major exponents of American Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimal Art, and the New York art scene of the 1980s are represented in the collection.

Over 100 color reproductions and an essay by Dr. Jean-Christophe Ammann (in English and German) reveal the exceptional breadth and quality of the collection.

 

Edited by Walter Soppelsa

Linen binding, 168 pages, 101 color reproductions in full-page, two fold-out reproductions

Publisher: Daros Services AG, Zürich

ISBN 978-3-033-03444-0

 

Face to Face

The publication „Face to Face“ presents holdings from two collections. The Daros Collection includes outstanding works by European and North-American artists of the second half of the twentieth century, for instance Sigmar Polke, Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, or Robert Ryman, while the Daros-Latinamerica Collection concentrates on positions of Latin-American art, from pioneers like Hélio Oiticica or Lygia Clark to young contemporary artists. In comparison, surprising parallels become apparent as well as frictions and dissonances. Beyond geographical categories, but along central themes such as the body, consumer culture or conceptual approaches, a multi-faceted panorama of the art of the late 20th century ensues.

Edited by
Daros Services AG and Daros Latinamerica AG

With essays by
Alexander Alberro, Luis Camnitzer and Hans-Michael Herzog

In Spanish and English, copiously illustrated

Published at Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, 2008
ISBN 978-3-7757-2112-7

 

Louise Bourgeois: The Insomnia Drawings

Insomnia was a lifetime companion of Louise Bourgeois' night hours. Between November 1994 and June 1995, she committed to paper whatever thoughts, memories, and images surfaced during her long sleepless nights. The resulting 220 drawings are the quintessence of all the impulses, sources, and motifs that inspire her work. The Insomnia Drawings show the artist's mind at work: drawings and sketches alternate with poems and aphorisms in both French and English, interspersed with notes referring to the business of everyday life. The series is a unique mirror of an extraordinary woman’s life and work: beautiful, disquieting, passionate, inquiring, and imbued with a quirky sense of humor.

L’art / ou est / la vie, / toi et vous / inspire / unafraid: Art / est le / contraire / du acting.
Les paysages de nuit ont / envahi les jours.
Water is the / opposite of continuity / water can be the best but it / can be worse / /M is for mother / in the water, it is subject / to change / or even to reversal.
Louise Bourgeois

As soon as the artist agreed to entrust The Insomnia Drawings to the Daros Collection, it was clear that this extraordinary work should be presented as a book. The result is a handsome slipcased two-volume publication, edited by Daros Services AG, Zurich. The first volume contains facsimiles of both the recto and verso of the 220 drawings. The second volume provides the reader with valuable background information on this complex and exhilaratingly beautiful work of art. Marie-Laure Bernadac, a leading Bourgeois scholar, places The Insomnia Drawings in the context of Bourgeois’ oeuvre, providing biographical references for many notes, and pointing out the leitmotifs of Bourgeois’ imaginary universe. In a lucid and beautifully written essay, Elisabeth Bronfen traces the nocturnal mysteries of insomnia and places this work of art in a larger cultural context. The second volume also contains a biography of the artist and annotated transcriptions of all texts and notes.

She presents herself as a lady-in-waiting, silent and patient, with the night promising to save her from the array of desires such as love, faith, faithlessness, tenacity, ambition, while her sleeplessness prevents any salvation from her psychic distress. If in these drawings and texts the night is metaphorically conceived of as an expanse of water that might engulf her, while sleep would restore her, insomnia is what prevents any voyage into inundation. (...) Because her insomnia brings states of ambivalence to the fore, she keeps returning to the question of being suspended between two emotions—between plenitude and lack, proximity and absence, inundation and deprivation, agreement and contradiction.
Elisabeth Bronfen

Edited by

Daros Services, Zurich
with texts by Marie-Laure Bernadac and Elisabeth Bronfen.

Zurich: Daros; New York: Peter Blum Edition;
Zurich/Berlin/New York: Scalo, 2000.

Bilingual edition in
English and French.

2 volumes (448 and 132 pages),
445 full page color reproductions.

Standard edition, hard bound, in slipcase.
ISBN 3-908247-39-X

Special edition of 1500 numbered copies,
bound in Japanese linen, in slipcase.
ISBN 3-908247-38-1

Special edition of 100 copies and 20 Artist’s Proofs with a bound-in, numbered and signed etching by Louise Bourgeois.

Louise Bourgeois: Emotions Abstracted

Werke/Works 1941–2000
Exhibition catalogue

Contributions by
Robert Storr and Eva Keller

Edited by
Daros Services, Zürich

In collaboration with
Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern-Ruit, 2004

ISBN 3-7757-1461-8

The publication is no longer available.

 

Brice Marden

Exhibition catalogue

Introduction by Eva Keller
Interview with Brice Marden by John Yau

Edited by Daros Services, Zürich

ISBN 3-908247-70-5

The publication is no longer available.

Audible Silence: Cy Twombly at Daros

A selection from the Daros Collection
Exhibition catalogue

With contributions by Heiner Bastian et al.

Edited by Daros Services, Zürich

ISBN 3-908247-65-9

The publication is no longer available.

Nauman Kruger Jaar

A selection from the Daros Collection and Daros Latinamerica
Exhibition catalogue

With contributions by Peter Fischer et al.

Edited by Daros Services, Zürich

ISBN 3-908247-60-8

The publication is no longer available.

Warhol, Polke, Richter: In the Power of Painting 1

With texts by Dietmar Elger et al.

Edited by

Daros Services AG

Published by

Scalo, Zurich/Berlin/New York

The publication is no longer available.

In the Power of Painting

With contributions by Sören Engblom et al.

Edited by

Alesco, Zurich

Published by

Scalo, Zurich/Berlin/New York

ISBN 3-908247-27-6

The publication is no longer available.

Abstraction, Gesture, Ecriture: Paintings from the Daros Collection

With contributions by Yves-Alain Bois et al.

Edited by

Daros Services AG, Zurich

Published by

Scalo, Zurich/Berlin/New York

ISBN 3-908247-99-3

The publication is no longer available.