FEB 1—3, 2013





FEB 1—3

Printed Matter presents the first annual LA Art Book Fair, from February 1-3, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. An 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 event for artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by 220 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from twenty-one countries.

Featured projects include an Homage to 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’ 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 artist books and zines of Los Angeles-based artist Christopher Russell.

The 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.

Support for Printed Matter., Inc.

                Printed Matter, Inc. has received support, in part, through grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Rockefeller Brothers Fund (The Charles E. Culpeper Arts & Culture Grants), The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Lily Auchincloss Foundation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Furthermore Foundation, The Harpo Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Mondriaan Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, The Gesso Foundation, The Schoenstadt Family Foundation, Clinton Hill/Allen Tran Foundation, Society of American Archivists, The Hyde and Watson Foundation, Art Dealers of America Association, New York Council for the Humanities, Shapco, and individuals worldwide.

Fundraising Editions 

Printed Matter is pleased to present two new editions to benefit the NY Art Book Fair, by David Benjamin Sherry and Andrew Kuo.

David Benjamin Sherry, Self portrait as golden (Death Valley, CA),  2007
C print
20 x 24 inches, edition of 20

Andrew Kuo, Reasons to Move to LA,  2013
9 color silk screen print
24 x 30 inches, edition of 100

Wes Lang, Standing on the Moon
archival inkjet print
31.1 x 22 inches, edition of 100
$250 unframed / $350 framed
Published by Exhibition A to benefit Printed Matter, Inc.

For more information, call (212) 925-0325 or write shannon@printedmatter.org.

Advisory Committee 

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

Hours and Location

Friday, September 20, 12-7 pm
Saturday, September 21, 11 am-9 pm
Sunday, September 22, 11 am-7 pm

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 626-6222


AA Bronson, Director

The LA Art Book Fair is organized by Printed Matter.
For exhibitor and media inquiries, write to: AA Bronson, Printed Matter, Inc.
Download the ebook of the 2013 LA Art Book Fair here
Courtesy of Hol Art Books.

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