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Best Art Books

  • OhWow Book Club

    227 Waverly Pl., nr. Eleventh Ave. 646-370-5847

    The West Village’s OhWow is grabbing work from artists you might otherwise find on buildings, skateboards, and the naked backs of twentysomethings and placing it on your coffee table. Inside the trippy shoe box of a bookstore, which is an offshoot of OhWow’s Miami gallery and publishing headquarters, you’re confronted with 40-odd volumes of affordable cool: Photographer David Benjamin Sherry’s It’s Time ($36), a yearbook of downtown New York called The Young and the Banging ($37), and at least one profanely named Terence Koh flipbook ($20).

From the 2011 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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