Book Launch & Signing: Nonchaloir by Paul P.

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Book Launch & Signing: Nonchaloir by Paul P.

195 10th Ave.
New York, NY 10011
September 13th, 2007 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Monday-Wednesday: 11 AM - 7 PM Thursday-Friday: 11AM - 8PM Saturday: 11AM - 7PM Sunday: Closed

Printed Matter, Inc. and powerhouse Books are pleased to invite you to a book launch and signing for Paul P.�s new powerHouse Books publication, Nonchaloir, on Thursday, September 13th, 2007, from 5 to 7 pm. Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Avenue at 22nd Street in the Chelsea art district of New York City. Paul P. is internationally known for his haunting paintings and drawings of the faces and figures of young men, all sourced from pre-AIDS gay magazines. The artist mines this huge archive of figures and re-imagines these young men with the aesthetic vocabulary of late nineteenth-century art.

Nonchaloir, the artist�s first monograph, collects over 100 portraits in a small, intimate volume. P.�s subjects and their poses, at times languishing, wistful, or weary, are imbued with references to James McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent. Even the title is referential: nonchaloir is an archaic French word suggesting repose and resignation, and is found in works by Mallarm� and Baudelaire. Nonchaloir, published in a first edition of 2,000 copies by powerhouse Books, comprises an achingly romantic and sublimely heartbreaking journey through eras now long gone, all the while venerating history and beauty. The introduction is by artist Collier Schorr.

Paul P. will be present at the book launch to sign your copy of Nonchaloir.

Paul P. has had recent solo exhibitions at Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, and has been included in notable group exhibitions at Mary Boone Gallery and David Zwirner Gallery in New York and the Power Plant in Toronto. His work has been profiled and published in numerous art and fashion magazines. Recently he collaborated with designer Hedi Slimane for the spring 2006 Dior Homme campaign, which featured his drawings. His drawings are in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Paul P. was born in Canada and currently lives in Paris.