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  • 978-1-940190-34-1
  • April 30, 2024
  • 5 x 7.5 inches
  • Paperback
  • 16 color + 25 bw images
  • 216 pages
  • Table of Contents


  • Sample Pages


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    Sunday, April 28, 1pm: Book Launch with Darinka Novitovic Chase, Jimi Dams, Nancy Shaver, and David Shaw, moderated by Jordan Stein / Presented as part of The Classroom at the New York Art Book Fair RSVP requested, not required

    Saturday, May 11, 6pm: Book Launch with Richard Rezac, Kay Rosen, Susan Snodgrass Tony Tasset, moderated by John Neff / Inga Books (Chicago)

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Hello We Were Talking about Hudson

​Edited by Steve Lafreniere
Introduction by Bob Nickas
Interviews with Dennis Cooper, G.B. Jones, Charles Ray, Kay Rosen, David Sedaris, B. Wurtz, et al. [Full List Below]
Texts by Hilton Als, Gary Indiana, Mike McGonigal, Richard Prince, Nancy Shaver, et al. [Full List Below]
Interview between Dike Blair and Hudson

Hello We Were Talking About Hudson is the first book to focus on Hudson (1950–2014), the legendary “artists’ dealer” behind the storied gallery Feature Inc. Active in Chicago from 1984–88, and in New York City from 1988–2014, Feature operated ahead of its time, notably presenting the early work of such significant artists as Tom Friedman, Jeff Koons, Sherrie Levine, Richard Prince, Charles Ray, and Kay Rosen, and groundbreaking queer exhibitions by Tom of Finland and G.B. Jones. In the course of showing a remarkable group of artists over 30 years, Hudson maintained a disciplined approach, driven by his singular taste and eye. By sidestepping the art world’s expectations, he challenged the operating principles of other commercial galleries, privileging uncertainty, idealism, plurality, and generosity above the business of art.

Comprising 35 interviews with Hudson’s artists, collectors, colleagues, and friends, this book is an intimate portrait of a complex man and the vehicle through which he focused his convictions. Also included are written remembrances and over 40 images, many shared for the first time. Published on the tenth anniversary of Hudson’s death, Hello We Were Talking About Hudson is a celebration of a true believer and a record of the outsized impact he had on those around him and culture at large.

Interviewees: Lisa Beck, Ann Bobco, Darinka Novitovic Chase, Dennis Cooper, Jimi Dams, Steve Diller, Derek Eller, Pamela Golden, Sam Gordon, Peter Huttinger, G.B. Jones, Steve Knutson, Steve Lafreniere, Gregory Linn and Clayton Press, Judy Linn, Billy Miller, Carlo McCormick, James Pedersen, Charles Ray, Kay Rosen, Kim Reinhardt and Andrew Zarou, Richard Rezac, Nathaniel Robinson, Alexander Ross, David Sedaris, Nancy Shaver, David Shaw, Aaron Sinift, Steel Stillman, Tony Tasset, Peter Taub, Lily van der Stokker, Lynne Warren, Kevin Wolff, B. Wurtz,

Writers: Hilton Als, Dike Blair, Ann Bobco, Gary Indiana, Richard Kern, Mike McGonigal, Richard Prince, Nancy Shaver, David Shaw

Steve Lafreniere was the in-house graphic designer at Feature Inc. for its full 30-year run. Concurrently he was a senior editor at Index Magazine, and regular contributor to Vice and Artforum. He resides in Eugene, Oregon.

Hudson at Feature Inc., West 25th Street, New York City. Photo: Steve Lafreniere

  • Available now
  • 978-1-940190-34-1
  • April 30, 2024
  • 5 x 7.5 inches
  • Paperback
  • 16 color + 25 bw images
  • 216 pages
  • Table of Contents


  • Sample Pages


  • Events


    Sunday, April 28, 1pm: Book Launch with Darinka Novitovic Chase, Jimi Dams, Nancy Shaver, and David Shaw, moderated by Jordan Stein / Presented as part of The Classroom at the New York Art Book Fair RSVP requested, not required

    Saturday, May 11, 6pm: Book Launch with Richard Rezac, Kay Rosen, Susan Snodgrass Tony Tasset, moderated by John Neff / Inga Books (Chicago)

  • Related Material


    Selected by The Art Newspaper for their April Book Bag

    David Robbins on Hello We Were Talking About Hudson at Artbook