Published by the University of Oakland, Michigan

This full color publication was produced on the occasion of Carlos Rolón/Dzine’s solo exhibition at the University of Oakland, Michigan. The 150 page full color publication with a foreword by curator Dick Goody and Essay by artist Theaster Gates.


Published by Damiani/Paul Kasmin Gallery
Edited and with text by Carlos Dzine Rolon. Text by Franklin Sirmans.

About The Book (from the Publisher)

For the artist Carlos Rolon (born 1970), aka Dzine, boxing loomed large in his childhood household; he recalls watching a young Howard Cosell on ABC’s Wide World and the infamous No Mas fight with Roberto Duran and Sugar Ray Leonard–occasions that also provided opportunities to bond with his father. On the heels of Dzine’s previous publication Nailed, Boxed looks at how artists have used boxing as a metaphor or have been otherwise inspired by the sport. Alongside new work from Dzine, it includes art by Andreas Gursky, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Gary Simmons, Satch Hoyt, Rashid Johnson, Christopher Wool, Cheryl Dunn, David Hammons, Ed Ruscha, Jeff Koons, George Bellows, Yoshitomo Nara, Jules De Balincourt, Paul Pfeiffer, Claes Oldenburg, Glenn Ligon, Lyle Owerko, Chris Mosier and Ed Paschke, among others.


Published by Damiani/Standard Press
Introduction by Kim Hastreiter. Text by Luis Gispert, Yone, Jamel Shabazz, Fred Brathwaite a.k.a. Fab 5 Freddy.

About The Book (from the Publisher)

Nailed recounts the history of nail adornment and documents contemporary nail art around the world, including the artist’s own creations. The 192-page hardcover book, features an introduction by Kim Hastreiter, co-founder and editor of Paper Magazine, and includes contributions from Luis Gispert, Yonehara Yasuma, Jamel Shabazz, Mickalene Thomas and Fab Five Freddy. Commissioned photographers from around the world captured nail artists, clientele, and salon owners in their respective cities, culminating with images by Kai Regan of Dzine’s wearable sculptural nails, his solo exhibition at Salon 94 and installation at the New Museum, New York based on the body of work informed by Dzine’s research.