David Humphrey by David Humphrey. $50. Oversize, 288 pages, full color, hardcover. Published by Fredericks and Frasier.

David Humphrey is one of my personal favorite contemporary artists. Whenever an image of his pops up online, I'm struck by how unexpected it is to my eye while also immediately identifying itself as a series of choices made specifically by Humphries. Lots of artists end with their ability to produce visual thrill, but that's where Humphrey tends to start. These images please, to a thrilling extent, but they also confound and add essential obstruction. This is a very well made and exhaustive art book of an important artist making his best work now.