Dubai: Akkadia Press, 2016. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. Unpaginated. Original white paper-covered boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Catalog for the extraordinary exhibition of work by Peter Halley and Pietro Roccasalva, two widely shown artists. The catalog opens with a Leonardo da Vinci quote printed across inside front cover and front free endpaper: "There are 3 classes of people: those who see, those who see what they are shown & those who do not see..." and ends with a similar display at the rear of the catalog quoting T. S. Eliot. Beautifully produced catalog with fascinating color photographs showing the juxtaposing of Roccasalva's wooden sculptures with the strictly geometrical paintings of Halley. Contributions by John Yau and and interviews with the artists by Salwa Mikdadi.
The exhibition is curated at the Mottahedan Projects (MP) in Dubai, a commercial project space promoting international contemporary art, featuring emerging as well as established artists. MP is revising the traditional gallery approach underwriting production costs of the exhibitions and guaranteeing the purchase of the works exhibited. Binding of catalog slightly rubbed with light wear along edges. Binding in overall good+, interior in near fine condition. g+ to near fine. Item #41221