Laurent de Verneuil, Derek Weisberg. Masques et bergamasques, Paris, Éditions Lord Byron, 2020
2nd edition Edition of 200 numbered copies Hardcover, 21 x 26 cm, 200 pages French English edition Translated in English by Julian Rees ISBN : 978-2-491901-00-4
Derek Weisberg. Masques et bergamasques is the first monographic catalogue on the American artist, published for the exhibition "Your soul is a chosen landscape" at Lefebvre & Fils gallery in Paris from November 21, 2019 through January 11, 2020.
Derek Weisberg is an American artist born in 1983. He has worked with highly esteemed artists such as Stephen De Staebler, Ursula von Rydingsvard, and Manuel Neri, amongst others. Weisberg has maintained a strong and demanding studio practice, exhibiting nationally and internationally. He has participated in over 90 shows in the last 8 years, and there are no signs of slowing down in the future. Weisberg currently lives and works in NY and is faculty at Greenwich House Pottery.
Laurent de Verneuil is an art historian. He studied art history at University Pantheon-Sorbonne in Paris. He began a long and seminal relation with Patrick Favardin in 2004 at the galerie A Rebours and ran the galerie Favardin & de Verneuil until 2012. Their collaboration led to numerous critically acclaimed exhibi- tions and publications such as Les frères Cloutier, La lampe Gras, Steiner et l’Aventure du Design, Body & Soul. New International Ceramics, Le Décor est Planté and My Blue China at the Bernardaud Foundation in Limoges. In addition to his curatorial activities, he has researched and written on the 1960s California Funk and the place of the savoir-faire in the Fine arts. He is also a noted writer on the subject of ceramic in contemporary art with a lot of exhibition catalogues and artist monographs in preparation.