Cahiers d'Art Issue N°1, 2012

Staffan Ahrenberg, Sam Keller, Hans Ulrich Obrist


“Cahiers d’Art” refers at once to a publishing house, a gallery, and to a revue founded in 1926 by Christian Zervos at 14 rue du Dragon in the heart of Saint-Germain des-Prés. Cahiers d’Art was entirely unique: a journal of contemporary art defined by its combination of striking typography and layout, abundant photography, and juxtaposition of ancient and modern art, including original works by Picasso, Miró, Giacometti, Duchamp, and Man Ray, where writers like Paul Éluard, Ernest Hemingway, and Samuel Beckett often replaced the usual art critics.

This is the first issue of the Cahiers d’art revue to be published since 1960. The first issue contains an extensive article of 70 pages dedicated to a defining artist of our time, Ellsworth Kelly; texts from renowned architects, art historians, and critics; as well as portfolios of previously unpublished material by Cyprien Gaillard, Sarah Morris, and Adrián Villar Rojas.


Staffan Ahrenberg

Edited By

Staffan Ahrenberg is the publisher of Cahiers d’Art.

Sam Keller

Edited By

Sam Keller is Director of the Fondation Beyeler in Switzerland and Chairman of Art Basel.

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Edited By

Hans Ulrich Obrist is an art historian and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery.