Panic Room at the DESTE Museum, Athens Greece 2006
172 pages softcover 12 x 12 inches
Edited by Kathy Grayson and Jeffrey Deitch
Panic Room documents the works on paper collection of Dakis Joannou including top artists on the international scene, all of whom work with drawing as their primary medium. Gathered into book form with design by Rachel Carns, this big, bold compendium showcases an eclectic and unconventional group of artists who mix contemporary art with the culture of comics, graffiti, music, psychedelia and fantasy. Artists include assume vivid astro focus, Tauba Auerbach, Devendra Banhart, Hernan Bas, Marc Bell, Hisham Bharoocha, John Bock, Brian Chippendale, Bjorn Copeland, Verne Dawson, Sam Durant, Robert Gutierrez, Daniel Guzman, Jo Jackson, Chris Johanson, Cameron Jamie, Margaret Kilgallen, M/M (Paris), Barry McGee, Ted Mineo, Dave Muller, Ben Peterson, Paper Rad, Matthew Ritchie, Clare Rojas, Jim Shaw, David Shrigley, Kelley Walker and others.