Book Launch | Honor Titus Catalogue Release

Timothy Taylor, 74 Leonard St, New York
16 May 2023

Honor Titus’ eponymous monograph, the first catalogue devoted to the artist’s practice, is co-produced by Timothy Taylor and Anomie Publishing. This richly illustrated book surveys the artist’s recent paintings, from his inaugural New York solo exhibition For Heaven’s Sake through to his latest presentation Bourgeoisie in Bloom in London, lauded by both Vogue and Vanity Fair.

With reproductions of 23 paintings, including up-close details and installation views, this catalogue features a foreword by artist Henry Taylor and new essays by writer Durga Chew-Bose and Klaus Ottmann, chief curator emeritus of The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.

On Tuesday 16 May, from 5 – 7pm, join us at the New York gallery to celebrate the catalogue release. A limited number of signed copies will be available for purchase at the event.

About the Artist

Honor Titus (b.1989, Brooklyn, NY) is an American artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. Painted in a range of dark, luminous jewel tones, his paintings often depict faceless figures in minimal urban landscapes, reflecting the sense of isolation and loneliness that results from a condition of anonymity in the urban environment. Suffused with a sense of romance, Titus’s paintings are embedded with nostalgic references to a simpler time: a boy in baseball gear, a 1950s car painted cherry-red, a man with a bouquet of flowers in an old suit and fedora.

Titus’s simplified compositions and bold, flat patches of colour are inspired by Les Nabis, which included French painters such as Maurice Denis and Felix Vallotton. In their bold immediacy and emphasis on flat, decorative patterns, Titus’s surfaces echo the style of graphic hyperrealism practised by artists inspired by American advertising, such as Alex Katz.