Title We The People
ArtistNari Ward
DesignerLaura Coombs
Colour gradingColour & Books
SeparationsColour & Books
Press checksColour & Books
ProductionLaura Coombs
PublisherNew Museum
PrinterDie Keure
PaperArctic Volume
BindingHard cover: sewn


The Book

The book and exhibition “Nari Ward: We the People” features over thirty sculptures, paintings, videos, and large-scale installations from throughout Ward’s twenty-five-year career, highlighting his status as one of the most important and influential sculptors working today. Since the early 1990s, Ward has produced his works by accumulating staggering amounts of humble materials and repurposing them in consistently surprising ways. The book accompanies this exhibition for the New Museum.



The Process

For this book, We The People, a wide range of image files was available for me to work on. Some were rather old. Most recent and crisp. Now, the older images need to blend in with the more recent images. This was a very important part of the work on this book. Another big thing was to get the expression of different materials used in the art works correct and correlating among different images of the same work. And then, some of the works have already been published in earlier books. The new reproductions had to be kept in line with these previous versions. All in all this was quite an intense job to manage. Seeing it come together on press with Laura who flew over from New York for the occasion was a happy experience.