Suzan Frecon: Paper

  • Hardcover / 11.5 x 13.25 inches
    64 color images / 120 pages

  • Co-published with David Zwirner
    Excerpts by Sarah Eckhardt

  • ISBN: 9781934435588
  • Trade Edition: $60.00


Produced in close collaboration with the artist, this beautifully designed publication features works on paper created over the past decade by Suzan Frecon. Large-scale reproductions and gatefold pages reveal the extraordinary details: watercolors are on agate-burnished old Indian ledger paper, found or salvaged old Indian paper, agate-burnished double-weight Indian jute paper, Chinese Yumei, Japanese handmade paper, Fabriano hot press paper, and Arches hot press paper.

Included in the publication is a selection of over 50 watercolors, a few small oil on panel works (which help illuminate the relationship between the two different media), as well as excerpted texts by Sarah Eckhardt from her 2008 essay “Portio Minor: Suzan Frecon’s Watercolors,” reproductions of books from the artist’s library, and intimate photographs of the artist’s studio.

This publication coincided with an exhibition at David Zwirner, New York, February 13-March 23, 2013.


Suzan Frecon (b. 1941, Mexico, Pennsylvania) lives and works in New York. In 2008, her work was the subject of a major solo exhibition at The Menil Collection in Houston, Texas, form, color, illumination: Suzan Frecon painting, which traveled to the Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland. She was included in the 2010 Whitney Biennial, and her works are represented in the permanent collections of prominent institutions, including the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Fogg Art Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts.