Joseph Holtzman (b. 1957 Baltimore, MD, lives and works near Chatham, NY) has developed a highly distinctive visual language that draws equally from his expertise in the decorative arts and historic textiles as it does from art history, literature, friends and personal influences. Painting on polished slate or marble, surfaces favored by the artist for its simultaneous ability to absorb and reflect light, Holtzman—who is largely self-taught—approaches his paintings with zeal, creating abstract tableaux with loosely figurative motifs that relish in color, texture and pattern. Often installed in a Gesamtkunstwerk environment, his paintings can be seen as the cumulative result of decades spent thoroughly absorbing an encyclopedic inventory of visual delights. Holtzman was the founder, creative director, and publisher of Nest: A Quarterly of Interiors (1997-2004), the incessantly innovative and widely revered design magazine dedicated to idiosyncratic interiors. In 2004, Holtzman shuttered the magazine to focus full-time on his painting, and in 2014 presented his first solo exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, which traveled to the Hammer Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles. His work has since entered their permanent collections.
Hardback, 542 pages
11 x 9 inches (27.9 x 22.9 cm)
Edited by Todd Oldham
Essay by Joseph Holtzman
Phaidon, New York
Artist and designer Annabell P Lee hand paints vividly colored patterns on a variety of textiles. For the Nest Magazine collaboration, Annabell has provided ten unique, handpainted long sleeve shirts, each featuring an iteration of our "Gothic Shelf" imagery. Graphics designed by Justin Hunt Sloane. 100% cotton. Hand painted in MA, screen printed in CA.
Design duo Eckhaus Latta has provided us with their classic lapped tees for the Nest Magazine collaboration. The tee is cut in 1x1 cotton baby rib. The top is broken up into multiple lapped pieces that are highlighted by topstitching. This limited edition features screen printed vases, decorated with the faces of the Spring 2003 issue's contributors sitting on a gothic shelf, below ornate typography sourced from the magazine. On the sleeve is a signature subscription card. Designed by Justin Hunt Sloane. 100% cotton and screen printed in Southern California.
Emily Dawn Long, an NYC-based artist and designer, has hand painted a limited edition long sleeve shirt for the Nest Magazine capsule. Inspired by the decorative motifs present throughout the magazine, Emily has painted a new floral pattern across the fabric using natural dyes. Each shirt is then screen printed with a collection of the magazine's ever-changing logos. Graphics designed by Justin Hunt Sloane. 100% cotton. Hand painted in NYC, screen printed in CA.
Note: Each is unique and may not be exactly as photographed. Natural dyes sometimes. The shirts have been pre-washed to anticipate running. Hand wash gentle for longer lasting image.
This bright yellow coaster will get you thinking that you've spilled a little bit of sunshine. But not to worry, it's just a "splash" of PVC. Adorned with the iconic Nest logo and magazine imagery of a peaceful rabbit keeping the time. Designed by Justin Hunt Sloane. 100% PVC.
Each issue of Nest Magazine featured its own unique logo. With 26 in total, these logos epitomize the publication's experimental and shape shifting ethos. The long sleeve black sleeve shirt features a few of our favorites. Additionally, the shirt includes imagery from the Winter 2001-2002 issue. Designed by Justin Hunt Sloane, the shirts are 100% cotton and screen printed in Southern California.
Inspired by the Spring 2003 issue of Nest Magazine, the white short sleeve shirt features screen printed vases, decorated with the faces of that issue's contributors sitting on a gothic shelf, below ornate typography sourced from the magazine. On the sleeve is a signature subscription card. Designed by Justin Hunt Sloane. The shirts are 100% cotton, printed in Southern California.