Printed Matter presents the first annual LA ART BOOK FAIR, February 1–3, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in downtown Los Angeles. The opening will be held on the evening of Thursday, January 31.
Free and open to the public, the LA ART BOOK FAIR is a unique international event for artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals and zines presented by more than 180 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from twenty countries.
Featured projects include a tribute to the late artist Mike Kelley presented by Gagosian, a Larry Clark pop-up shop by BOO-HOORAY, and a stunning new installation by John Armleder with Three Star Books. Fulton Ryder will present publications by John Dogg and Howard Johnson, unique books and untitled originals by Richard Prince, and naughty pulp paperbacks.
Zine World is a super-sized subsection of the LA ART BOOK FAIR, featuring zinesters from home and abroad, together with three zine exhibitions. GSD: Skate Fate till Today begins from Gary Scott Davis’s early, ground-breaking zine publishing of the ’80s. Zine Masters of the Universe features zines by Mark Gonzales, Ari Marcopoulos, Ray Pettibon, and Dash Snow. Bedwetter and Beyond is a survey of the artists’ books and zines of Los Angeles-based artist Christopher Russell.
David Benjamin Sherry and Andrew Kuo will produce new editions in support of the LA ART BOOK FAIR. For further edition information contact Shannon@printedmatter.org.
An ongoing program of performance, video, lectures and workshops will keep the Fair spinning through the weekend. Visit www.laartbookfair.net/events for further information.
Printed Matter’s LA ART BOOK FAIR is the companion fair to the NY Art Book Fair, held every fall in New York. Over 20,000 artists, book buyers, collectors, dealers, curators, independent publishers, and other enthusiasts attended the NY Art Book Fair in 2012.
The LA ART BOOK FAIR is free and open to the public.
Friday, February 1: 11–5pm
Saturday, February 2: 11 am–6pm
Sunday, February 3: 12 am–6pm
Grant Breding, LACMA
Dagny Corcoran, Art Catalogs
Brian Kennon, 2nd Cannons Publications
Darin Klein, The Hammer Museum
Theresa Luisotti, RAM Publications U.S.A.
Wendy Yao, Ooga Booga
For exhibitor and media enquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.