March 7, 2005 - Printed Matter, Inc. - Tom Banjo’s Warehouse
March 7, 2005

Tom Banjo’s Warehouse

Ryan McGinness, Big Bang Machine, 2005 

Tom Banjo’s Warehouse
Wed. March 9 – Sat. March 12, 2005
Opening Night Benefit: Wednesday March 9, from 5 to 9 PM

Printed Matter, Inc.
535 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

For more information and for tickets to the opening reception call
212-925-0325 today

Printed Matter is throwing open the doors to our storage space and inviting the public in! Come join us as we unearth hidden treasures from Printed Matter’s history! Pore over thousands of artists’ publications we simply have not had the shelf space to display until now! The opening reception will feature artist/DJs spinning records. A special ticket to the event includes a limited edition print by Printed Matter enthusiast Ryan McGinness – while quantities last. The Big Bang Machine is in a signed and numbered edition of 50 only. The warehouse will be free and open to the public Thursday through Saturday and Printed Matter is pleased to present a special performance by veteran Vermont banjo player and populist artist Tom Banjo on Friday evening at 5 PM.

Printed Matter is almost thirty years old, and over the years we have collected more work than we have room to house; our shelves, closets and cabinets are literally bursting with artists’ books and multiples. For four exciting days this great bounty will spill out of storage boxes and onto tables lining the fifth floor of 535 West 22nd Street. Browse through thousands of small, hand-made artists’ books; classic periodicals like Bomb, Heresies, New Observations, and ZG; artists’ records, tapes, videotapes, cards, and ‘zines; early work published by Printed Matter; current publications and much more.

The opening night of the Tom Banjo’s Warehouse is a benefit for Printed Matter, Inc. Ryan McGinness, whose work sprawled across the walls of Printed Matter earlier this year, has produced a silk screened print in an edition of 50 especially for the occasion. DJs Justin Lowe, Peter Coffin, Bob Nickas, and Rose Kallal will be spinning an eclectic and spirited mix of records until 9PM. And be sure not to miss our guest host, Tom Banjo, who will treat visitors to traditional folk music and his “Cranky Show”, a hand cranked moving picture, illustrated and narrated by Tom, on Friday, March 11th at 5 PM.

For more information and for tickets to the opening reception call 212-925-0325 today!
Printed [P1]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 New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Altria Group, Inc., Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Consulate and the Government of Canada, The Cowles Charitable Trust, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Fifth Floor Foundation, Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Kettering Family Foundation, LEF Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and private foundations and individuals worldwide. Printed Matter, Inc. is not affiliated with, nor a division of, any other non-profit organization.

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