In the market for some new art books this Black Friday? Then don’t miss the recommended reading list in Elephant’s new issue. This includes Artists on Art: How They See, Think and Create by Holly Black, which features 50 texts on 50 exceptional artists, each honing in on a compelling citation that reveals the inner-mechanisms of the creatives’ minds. From Tracey Emin and Mark Rothko to Wangechi Mutu and Sin Wai Kin (the author of this compelling piece, one of a series of face wipe artworks archiving Sin’s makeup worn during drag performances), the featured artists vary greatly in approach and thinking, making for a highly compelling read. Purchase Elephant 46 to discover more.