With considerable experience in all aspects of high quality book production, Matt Watkins has published over 50 titles in the last eight years with artists including Richard Long, James Rosenquist, Keith Tyson and Damien Hirst, as well as several catalogues for important survey exhibitions. Working with a large number of independent designers, editors, photographers, repro specialists, printers, and distributors, these books have sought to combine a high level of design and production with rigorous editorial standards.


Below is a small selection of books produced in addition to those covered elsewhere on this site. Please click on a project to scroll through additional images.

01 — Glasnost: Soviet Non-Conformist Art in the 1990s — 2010



Published to accompany a major historic exhibition of Soviet art from the post-Glasnost period, featuring essays by Olga Sliblova, Ekaterina Degot and Boris Groys. The book reproduces the work of over 50 artists and includes biographies and a glossary of terms. All texts are reproduced in English and Russian.


Published by Haunch of Venison, London and Volker Diehl Gallery, Berlin and Moscow

Edited by Volker Diehl, Nina Miall, Matt Watkins. Designed by Adam Brown, 01.02

02 — Home Lands – Land Marks: Contemporary Art from South Africa — 2008



Curated by art historian Tamar Garb, Home Lands – Land Marks brought together seven contemporary artists working in South Africa, from established names like David Goldblatt and William Kentridge to newer figures such as Nicholas Hlobo. Includes essays by Tamar Garb and Okwui Enwezor and a short story by Ivan Vladislavic.


Published by Haunch of Venison, London

Edited by Tamar Garb. Designed by Adam Brown, 01.02

03 — Mythologies — 2009



Published alongside Haunch of Venison's major group exhibition Mythologies, this 'reader' combines essays, artist biographies and illustrations alongside an A to Z of related subjects, ideas, and cultural and historical figures. The essays are contributed by Ben Tufnell and James Putnam.


Published by Haunch of Venison, London

Edited by Ben Tufnell. Designed by Patrick Eley, Spin

04 — Abstract Expressionism - A World Elsewhere — 2008



This major survey of Abstract Expressionism, curated by David Anfam, opened Haunch of Venison New York in 2008, bringing together works by 28 artists.


Published by Haunch of Venison, New York

Edited by David Anfam. Designed by Lisa Smith, Marque

05 — Keith Tyson: Studio Wall Drawings 1997–2007 — 2007



Comprehensively cataloguing ten years of Keith Tyson's series of Studio Wall Drawings in a monumental 500-page book, with an essay by Simon Grant and interview with the artist by Beatrix Ruf. The reprographics and new photography were handled by Dawkins Colour in London.


Published by Haunch of Venison, London

Designed by Isambard Thomas

06 — Damien Hirst & Michael Joo: Have You Ever Really Looked at the Sun? — 2010



Designed by Jason Beard, director of Other Criteria, Have You Ever Really Looked at the Sun? brings together the work of Damien Hirst and Michael Joo, as exhibited in Berlin in 2010. Featuring an essay by John Gray and an interview with both artists and Hans-Ulrich Obrist.


Published by Haunch of Venison, Berlin

Designed by Jason Beard, Other Criteria

07 — James Rosenquist — 2006



Published for a major three-site James Rosenquist exhibition featuring a number of new 'billboard' paintings, the book included essays by Carter Ratcliff and Sarah Bancroft and an interview with Rosenquist by Scott Rothkopf. Reprographics by Dawkins Colour and printing by Lecturis, Eindhoven.


Published by Haunch of Venison, London

Edited by Ben Tufnell. Designed by Patrick Eley, Spin



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