January 30, 2003 - Printed Matter, Inc. - Live Reading at Printed Matter of Naked Came the… by Gina Ashcraft, February 4, 2003
January 30, 2003

Live Reading at Printed Matter of Naked Came the… by Gina Ashcraft, February 4, 2003

Live Reading at Printed Matter of Naked Came the... by Gina Ashcraft
04/02/2003

Printed Matter, Inc.
535 West 22nd Street 
New York, NY 10011
tel. 212 925 0325
fax. 212 925 0464

www.printedmatter.org

Tuesday, February 4, 2003, 7 to 9 PM

Printed Matter, Inc. is pleased to announce a live reading of Naked
Came
the **** featuring John Baldessari, Mary Caponegro, Meg Cranston,
Matthew Licht and Glen Rubsamen, who will read selections from last years highly
acclaimed novel: Naked Came the **** by Gina Ashcraft, Tuesday,
February 4, 2003, 7 to 9 PM at Printed Matter, Inc.

The authors will be present and a special collaborative postcard edition
by Gina Ashcraft / Rita McBride will be exclusively available through
Printed Matter starting on Tuesday night. Printed Matter, Inc. is
located at 535 West 22nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.

Naked Came the **** is a dime store novel that is the work of
thirteen authors: John Baldessari and Erin Cosgrove, Meg Cranston, David Gray,
Philippine Hoegen, Loudres Iglesias, Axel Jablonski, Matthew Licht, Rita
McBride, Glen Rubsamen, Juliao Sarmento, Dirk Snauwaert, Marcel Vos.
Each author was solicited with a letter of invitation to consider writing as
Gina Ashcraft, the fictitious site specific installation artist. Each
author was asked to write in the first person, begin and end each
chapter with a coming and going of location, and to include sex. The book also
functions as an exhibition catalog for “Naked Came the Stranger,” Rita
McBride’s exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein – therefore each
chapter mentions some specific works of art. The result is a funny,
tragic and poignant portrayal of desire, fantasy and frustration in the
international art world.

Printed Matter is also pleased to announce its collaboration with the
Whitney Museum of American Art and Rita McBride on a series of
structurally collective novels – initially inspired by Naked Came the
****- with an anticipated release in the Fall of 2003.

Naked Came the **** is published by Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein, 137
pages, 7 x 4-1/4 inches, 13 black-and-white photographs, edition of 1000 copies,
ISBN: 3-906790-02-9, and is priced at $18.75. Naked Came the
****, and over 15,000 other artists’ books are available from Printed Matter’s
website: www.printedmatter.org

Printed Matter is located at 535 West 22nd Street, between 10th and 11th
Avenue, in New York’s Chelsea district.

Printed Matter, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
founded in 1976 by artists and art workers with the mission to foster
the
appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists’ books and
other
artists’ publications.

Printed Matter has received support, in part, through grants from the
National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts,
the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Andy Warhol
Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York Arts Recovery Fund, The Horace
W.
Goldsmith Foundation, Art for Art’s Sake, The New York Community Trust,
Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, The Roy and Niuta Titus
Foundation,
Heyday Foundation, The Kettering Family Foundation, CHS Foundation, The
Liman Foundation, Fifth Floor Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust,
Philip Morris Companies Inc., Women?s Studio Workshop, Milton & Sally
Avery Arts Foundation, and private foundations and individuals
worldwide.

Printed Matter, Inc. is not affiliated with, nor a division of, any
other
non-profit origination.

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