Printed Matter presents the first annual LA Art Book Fair, running February 1st through 3rd at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. An opening reception will be held from 6PM to 9PM on Thursday, January 31st.
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.
Thursday, January 31, 6–9 pm
Friday, February 1, 11-5 pm
Saturday, February 2, 11 am–6 pm
Sunday, February 3, 12 pm–6 pm
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tagged Ari Marcopoulos, Christopher Russell, Dash Snow, Gary Scott Davis, Howard Johnson, John Armleder, John Dogg, LA Art Book Fair, Larry Clark, Mark Gonzales, Mike Kelley, MOCA Geffen, Raymond Pettibon, Richard Prince