Signals, 2016, 11 x 8.5 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm), 1C, 480 pp., softcover. Published in 2016 in an edition of 500 by galerie du jour agnès b. / This artist’s book by Ryan McGinness features a selection of his drawings from the past 20 years. Presented here in stark black-and-white, he calls these original iconic images, “Elements & Compounds.”
The drawings are part of McGinness’ vast personal vocabulary and serve as the original ingredients used in the artist’s paintings, sculptures, and installations.The Elements are collaged together to form Compounds that build upon each other and, in turn, form even larger Units of Meaning.