Kim Gordon Unveils New Book 'No Icon'

It will contain a foreword by Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein

BY Brock ThiessenPublished Oct 6, 2020

Kim Gordon has announced she will be releasing a new book. Called No Icon, the Sonic Youth hero's latest literary work will arrive on October 13. 

The book is described by publisher Rizzoli as "an edgy and evocative visual self-portrait of Gordon's life, art, and style." No Icon also features a foreword done by Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein.

The publisher explains the following of No Icon:

Spanning from her childhood on Californian surf beaches in the '60s and '70s to New York's downtown art and music scene in the '80s and '90s where Sonic Youth was born. Through unpublished personal photographs, magazine and newspaper clippings, fashion editorials, and advertising campaigns, interspersed with Gordon's song lyrics, writings, artworks, private objects, and ephemera, this book demonstrates how Kim Gordon has been a role model for generations of women and men.

The book will be arriving as a hardcover and consist of 272 pages. You can learn more here, where you can also pre-order No Icon.

No Icon will be Gordon's third book, following 2014's Is It My Body? and 2015's Girl in a Band.

Most recently, Gordon released the solo effort No Home Record in 2019. 

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