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Photograph courtesy of Dover Street Market.

New York’s Coolest Store Just Did a Thursday Drop of…Art Books!

Rachel Tashjian

Rachel Tashjian

This gets our vote for highbrow-streetwear-world-collision of the week.

Photograph courtesy of Dover Street Market.

Dia Art Foundation is launching a pop-up bookshop today (Thursday!) at Dover Street Market—aka the Temple of Cool, the Church of the Avant-Garde, the Sanctuary of Righteous Fashion—which will include the launch of two new books on minimalist Land artist Walter de Maria: Artists on Walter De Maria and Walter De Maria: The Lightning Field (“The Lightning Field,” a in New Mexico, was commissioned and is maintained by Dia).

That means that the coolest store in New York just did a Thursday drop of art books, which gets our vote for highbrow-streetwear-world-collision of the week.

Photograph courtesy of Dover Street Market.

These two tomes will be nestled in a very Dia minimalist reading room at Dover Street along with eight of the art foundation’s books from the past two decades, which include works on Agnes Martin, Robert Smithson, Bridget Riley, and contemporary poetry. Dover Street, one of New York's funnest experimental retail spaces, has a permanent nook on the second floor dedicated to IDEA, which sells out-of-print books and publishes new ones for the type of person who refers to the Eve Babitz-authored Fiorucci: The Book as "a grail item." (Take that, Supreme fire extinguisher!)

And if that weren’t enough—which it isn’t, because it’s a minimalist bookstore—Comme des Garçons has designed two special editions of their signature simple stiff leather wallets, in metallic gold and silver. Consider it a flashy way to store your book allowance.

Photograph courtesy of Dover Street Market.
Photograph courtesy of Dover Street Market.