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TALES OF NEW YORK CITY NIGHTLIFE

BY SUSANNE BARTSCH; FOREWORD BY RUPAUL

A decades–deep dive into the intoxicating world of queer NYC nightlife through entertainer and fashion icon Susanne Bartsch

“Ms. Bartsch’s name,” wrote the New York Times, “is the night life equivalent of a couture label.” Beginning with her first party in 1986, Bartschland: Tales of New York City Nightlife leads readers chronologically through each year of Susanne Bartsch’s reign as New York City’s “Queen of Clubs” until present day. For each year, Bartsch provides commentary focusing first on a snapshot of her life at the time, then showcasing exquisite accounts of her most iconic party that year, and finally, an introduction to a close friend and member of Bartsch’s eclectic, artistic community—from drag queens to dancers to designers. The result is a kaleidoscope of queer culture, glittering New York City nightlife, and unmatched fashion, shared with us by the woman at the center of it all.

Susanne Bartsch has been the queen of New York City nightlife for thirty years and counting. The Swiss–born “patron saint of transformation and inclusion” moved to NYC in the early ’80s and opened an eponymous SoHo store curated with avant–garde British fashion. Soon, she became known throughout the city not just for her eclectic, trend–setting style, but for the extravagant weekly parties she threw. Among the beautiful, strange, outlandish, and iconic artists and personalities who attended her world–renowned soirees, Bartsch discovered names like RuPaul, Amanda Lepore, and Aquaria. The Bartschland brand continues to expand through a popular Netflix documentary Susanne Bartsch: On Top, a recent FIT exhibition on the most notable looks of her three–decade career, a new weekly cabaret extravaganza, and a multitude of incredible events and happenings that continue to be hosted by Bartsch in New York City and around the globe.

HIGH–PROFILE

CONTRIBUTORS: Susanne Bartsch has an impressive social media following (120,000 Instagram, 7,000 Facebook, 7,000 Twitter), and the book will showcase the most exciting and influential of Bartsch’s friends and community. Foreword by drag legend RuPaul (4.3 million Instagram followers) and rising star Aquaria (1.7 million Instagram followers).

MARKETING AND PUBLICITY

OPPORTUNITIES: Susanne Bartsch has been profiled and featured in top magazines and media outlets for the past three decades, has a successful documentary on Netflix, has exhibited her work in fashion in solo shows at FIT, and is currently releasing a long–awaited clothing line. She has worked with clients such as Dewar’s, Sony, and Barneys and at venues like Ian Schrager Hotels, Edition, Le Bain & The Rooftop of The Standard.

RELEVANT TOPICS: New York City, its nightlife from the ’80s to today, and the thriving LGBTQ+ community are all hugely popular topics today.

SPECIFICATIONS

*Full-color illustrations throughout *240 pages *WIDTH: 7 3/4" - 197mm *HEIGHT: 9 7/8" - 251mm

*Hardcover

PUB MONTH: MAY ISBN 978-1-4197-6756-2

US $35.00 CAN $44.00 UK £25.00 ËxHSLELJy767562z

THE ART OF REBECCA MORGAN

BY REBECCA MORGAN

The first monograph of the contemporary art world’s newest sensation

Town and Country is the first monograph dedicated to the work and unique universe of artist Rebecca Morgan. From deep in rural Pennsylvania to the Pratt Institute and back to Pennsylvania, the book traces the journey of this gifted artist as she becomes increasingly famous in the art world, but feels constantly torn between the rural and the urban. Her paintings, drawings, ceramics, and cartoons subvert the stereotypes of Appalachia and are imbued with folk tradition and a sly sense of humor. Stylistically, Morgan embraces the hyper–detailed naturalism of the Dutch masters as well as the absurd, repulsive caricature suggestive of underground cartoonists such as R. Crumb. Although her artwork often contains modern clues, the characters and scenes evoke a romanticized, nostalgic United States, one that is nonexistent but wistfully recalled. With a preface by Amy Sedaris and an essay by poet and art critic John Yau, this book showcases Morgan’s most famous paintings and drawings alongside many previously unseen personal documents from her archives, making Town and Country a truly unique and never–before–seen type of art book—a combination of monograph, personal diary, and scrapbook.

Rebecca Morgan received a BA from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and her MFA from the Pratt Institute in New York. Her work has received coverage from outlets such as the New York Times, Time Out New York, Hyperallergic, ARTnews, Whitehot magazine, Beautiful Decay, Artslant, Juxtapoz magazine, the Huffington Post, Paper magazine, and Berlin’s Lodown magazine. She is the recipient of residencies at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts Residency, among others, and has received a Vermont Studio Center full fellowship and the George Rickey Endowed Residency at Yaddo. Morgan has exhibited widely in the United States and abroad. She lives in Woodstock, Vermont. CONNECTED AUTHOR: Morgan has close ties to animators, the comedy world (the book will feature a foreword by Amy Sedaris and an essay by poet John Yau), and the independent comic scene.

ENGAGED FOLLOWING: Morgan has a dedicated online following of students, art fans, and fellow artists who interact with her by asking questions about her work and techniques. As both an art instructor and artist, she takes time to answer and discuss these questions, making her very close to her followers.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Morgan will have two solo shows in 2022, which are timed perfectly with the release of her first monograph.

SPECIFICATIONS

*300 color illustrations *240 pages *WIDTH: 7 3/4" - 197mm *HEIGHT: 9 7/8" - 251mm * Hardcover

PUB MONTH: MARCH

ART, ART HISTORY, DESIGN

ISBN 978-1-4197-5879-9

US $40.00 CAN $50.00 UK £30.00 ËxHSLELJy758799z

CARTON QTY: 7

A LIFE IN FASHION

BY ALFONS KAISER

The definitive biography of Karl Lagerfeld—the last iconic fashion designer —now in paperback!

“It starts with me and it ends with me.” —Karl Lagerfeld Karl Lagerfeld stylized himself into a living logo and a myth of the fashion world. In Karl Lagerfeld: A Life in Fashion, journalist Alfons Kaiser, who knew Lagerfeld personally for many years, introduces readers to the public and private life of the charismatic fashion designer. Kaiser explores the many eras of Lagerfeld’s life: the youthful outsider in the north German flatlands; the urbane genius in Paris; the tireless draftsman; the enthusiastic photographer; the passionate book collector; and the disciplined Prussian workaholic. What is behind this larger–than–life figure who, despite a massively public persona, kept his own life story a secret? Drawing from many previously untapped sources, this biography investigates the man behind the persona: the precocious boy who preferred to draw in the attic rather than play with his peers; the son who quarreled with his parents but never got away from them; Yves Saint Laurent’s competitor, whom he outshone in the end; the brother, uncle, and friend—and finally, the partner of Jacques de Bascher, the great love of his life.

Alfons Kaiser is an editor at the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and is responsible for the section “Germany and the World,” as well as for the monthly Frankfurter Allgemeine magazine. He prefers to write about fashion. He lives in Frankfurt, Germany. ICONIC SUBJECT: Lagerfeld is one of the most recognizable fashion icons of the past 50 years, and his time as the creative director of Chanel took the beloved brand to new heights.

WELL–CONNECTED AUTHOR:

Alfons Kaiser is an authority on fashion reporting and has crafted a biography that draws on many previously unknown sources to illuminate the enigmatic Lagerfeld’s incredible life.

GLOBAL RECOGNITION: Chanel is an illustrious fashion house whose patrons are drawn to all aspects of the brand.

SPECIFICATIONS

*384 pages *WIDTH: 5 1/2" - 140mm *HEIGHT: 8 1/4" - 210mm

*Paperback

PUB MONTH: MARCH

BIOGRAPHY, FASHION,

NONFICTION

ISBN 978-1-4197-6630-5

US $18.00 CAN $23.00 ËxHSLELJy766305z

ebook ISBN 978-1-64700-430-9