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Joseph Holtzman
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Joseph Holtzman
Nina Johnson
Miami, FL
September 23, 2021–January 15, 2022

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
November 2020

$100

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.

$145

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.

$145

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.

$145

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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.

$5

Wake up to a steaming cup of artful interiors. This ceramic mug features Nest Magazine imagery and logo design, along with a day-brightening yellow inner glaze. Designed by Justin Hunt Sloane.

$25

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.

$80

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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.

$55

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Artforum — March 1st, 2021
Joseph Holtzman
The Brooklyn Rail — December 14th, 2020
Joseph Holtzman: Six Recent Paintings
Architectural Digest — December 8th, 2020
A New Show Brings to Life the Psychedelic World of Nest’s Joseph Holtzman
Garage — November 20th, 2020
Joseph Holtzmann’s Landscapes and Nocturnes
Curbed - New York Magazine — October 13th, 2020
A Studio Visit With Nest Founder Turned Painter Joseph Holtzman
Curbed - New York Magazine — October 12th, 2020
When Nest Was What’s Next: Looking back at the fearlessly eccentric magazine that Condé Nast was too afraid to buy.
The New York Times — September 29th, 2020
Flight of Fancy
032c — March 25th, 2020
“NEST.” Or, How Prozac spawned the greatest interiors magazine, ever.
Carla — March 1st, 2018
Joseph Holtzman: Six Recent Paintings at Bel Ami
Apartamento — January 1st, 2018
Joseph Holtzman interviewed by Sabrina Tarasoff
Mousse Magazine — February 1st, 2016
In the Avant-foyer: On Decadence and De-facement
The Los Angeles Times — September 1st, 2015
See why a new art show at the Hammer Museum will remind you of a comfy living room
Wallpaper — July 29th, 2015
An artist returns: Joseph Holtzman’s works on show at LA’s Hammer Museum
Architectural Digest — June 30th, 2015
Hammer Museum Shows Paintings by Nest Magazine Founder Joseph Holtzman
The New York Times — August 19th, 2004
A Champion Of the Quirky Writes Finis
The New York Times — September 10th, 1998
SCOUTING WITH: Joseph Holtzman; Guerrilla in the Midst
Parker Gallery is open Wednesday–Saturday, 12–6pm and by appointment