Charles LeDray : workworkworkworkwork

The most comprehensive review of a remarkable contemporary artist’s work in an extraordinary package designed by Sagmeister, Inc. Since the early 1990s, New York–based artist Charles LeDray has become known for his miniaturized sculptures of hand-stitched clothing, carved human bone, and thimble-sized ceramics. Their intimate scale and materials poignantly evoke allusions to childhood memory, gender and class stereotypes, and wonder in the everyday. This volume accompanies a mid-career survey exhibition organized by Jen Mergel for the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.

About The Author

Jen Mergel is senior curator of contemporary art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Adam D. Weinberg is director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. James Lingwood is co-director of Artangel, London.

  • Publish Date: August 03, 2010
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Art - Individual Artists - General
  • Publisher: Skira Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9-1/2 x 12-1/4
  • Pages: 160
  • US Price: $45.00
  • CDN Price: $54.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-3527-0


"LeDray's art is astonishingly intricate and is shown here in detail that makes clear how much work goes into each piece.  Use this gorgeous book, which is being released to coincide with workworkworkworkwork's debut at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art, to brush up before the show hits New York." ~City Arts

"Charles LeDray: workworkworkworkwork also holds stunning shots of his most notable sculptures, with no squinting required..." ~Whitewall Magazine