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Lex Brown



Lex Brown is an artist, writer, and performer. She graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in 2012, and attended Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture that same year. In 2013, she was the Coordinator and Lead Teacher at Thomas Hirschhorn's Gramsci Monument, produced by Dia Art Foundation in the Bronx, NY. Her work in video and performance has been presented work at REDCAT Theater and The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and the New Museum in New York.

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February 8th, 2018

50% Off Erotica for V-Day

"My mind was too blown away to even move my hand" – Miranda July50% OFF EROTICA !!!!!! VALENTINE'S DAY SALEENDS FEB 15TH. Do you hate your boyfriend?Distract yourself with New Lovers this Valentine's day!50% off all books in the New Lovers erotica series for Valentine's Day starting today, February ... more

January 9th, 2018

Paul Chan's Odysseus Essay in LA Review of Books

The latest issue of LA Review of Books' quarterly journal features a previously unpublished essay by Paul Chan, "Odysseus As Artist," that uses the character of Odysseus from Homer's The Odyssey to examine the role of cunning in art. "Is it possible to broaden the terms for contemporary art by think... more

November 6th, 2017

Publisher's Note: Lock Him Up

In light of the resignation of Artforum co-publisher Knight Landesman after a lawsuit was filed in New York accusing him of sexually harassing at least nine women in episodes that stretched back almost a decade, as well as the continuing fallout from allegations of sexual harassment and assault agai... more

September 19th, 2017

Badlands at NYABF 2017

Badlands is pleased to participate in the 2017 New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 (Booth M03, Ground Floor). This year, Badlands will premiere our first installation: a not-so-faithful replica of Y.P. 99¢ & UP, the retail store we operate in the Lower East Side. Like Y.P., you'll be able to buy ... more

June 19th, 2017

New Lovers Author Lex Brown's Debut Solo Show On View Now at Deli Gallery

New Lovers author Lex Brown's debut solo show, Immortal Duck, at Deli Gallery in Queens is up until July 9th and was recently named an Artforum Critics' Pick. Lauren O'Neill Butler calls the show "...a razor-edged debut with a droll twist," Congratulations Lex! ... more

May 31st, 2017

Bookforum Reviews New Lovers for Summer Sex Issue

Christine Smallwood wrote about the New Lovers series in Bookforum's Luxury & Degradation column as part of their summer sex issue. She focuses on Larissa Pham's Fantasian and Lex Brown's My Wet Hot Drone Summer while also discussing the general aims and goals of erotica and how New Lovers fits ... more

February 7th, 2017

Valentine's Day Erotica Sale ❤︎

For Valentine's Day, Badlands is offering a special sale on all our erotica. All paperbacks will be $9! We are also offering an exclusive New Lovers Bundle which includes all NINE erotica titles in the series along with a New Lovers drawstring bag and a very special New Proverbs Valentine's Card. Th... more

November 25th, 2016

Blowout Sale For Savage Times

Just in time for the holiday season, Badlands is slashing prices on books and works to help you live through /this/

November 14th, 2016

New Lovers Featured on AskMen SEX100

Men's lifestyle site AskMen included the New Lovers series in their SEX100 list (at #88!) of the people, shows, products, places and trends changing the way people have (and think about) sex in 2016."Featuring a fresh, often startlingly artistic approach to erotica, the series runs the gamut of what... more

July 27th, 2016

Stephanie LaCava Interviews Paul Chan for The Believer

Stephanie LaCava recently talked with Paul Chan for a series of interviews she's doing about "The Artist's Novel" on The Believer's site. Read their full chat here.

July 7th, 2016

"Wet Hot Drone Summer" on Printed Matter Books for Machines Table

Printed Matter has included Lex Brown's My Wet Hot Drone Summer in one of their online Featured Tables with the theme "Books for Machines" praising its "robot studs and drones taking the reader to the edge of sexual possibility,"... more

March 3rd, 2016

"Wet Hot Drone" is "Engaging & Creepily Accurate" Says Hyperallergic

Hyperallergic's Alicia Eler recently reviewed Lex Brown's My Wet Hot Drone Summer dubbing it "hard to put down" and "very relevant." Eler also highlights the characters' sexually fluid bed-hopping in what she calls a"...dick-filled, pussy-and-ass-fucking escapade...":"This is queer erotica. Sexual a... more

February 4th, 2016

Full Stop Declares Lex Brown's Drone "Subversive"

Larissa Pham of Full Stop wrote an in-depth review of Lex Brown's My Wet Hot Drone Summer, fully grasping what the story and by extension the Using the cloak of the erotic novel, which historically has been seen as light entertainment and even farce, Brown’s discussion of body politics, privacy, and... more

November 17th, 2015

Autre Magazine Interviews New Lovers Author Lex Brown

My Wet Hot Drone Summer author Lex Brown was recently interviewed by Audra Wist of Autre Magazine. Their conversation is wide-ranging, spanning and digging deep into topics such as race, love, and sex. Here's an excerpt:LB: ...as a woman, you experience sexuality beyond the bedroom.AW: You do!LB: In... more

October 12th, 2015

i-D Talks With Paul Chan About New Lovers

Paul Chan recently did an interview with i-D's Zio Baritaux about all things New Lovers from what character(s) he's attracted to in the three latest books to why all the New Lovers writers are women and why we need erotica now more than ever:"It is a realm of poverty of imagination where people suff... more

June 23rd, 2015

Badlands Profiled in New Issue of Cultured Magazine

The June/July issue of Cultured Magazine features a profile of Paul and Badlands by Maxwell Williams in which New Lovers and Hippias Minor are discussed as well as the similarities between being an artist and being a publisher. As Paul puts it in the piece:“...I think we realize that the experience ... more