At the Same Time
is a self-published photography book by six artists: Steven Beckly, Dylan MacNeil, Ted Kerr, Zachary Ayotte, Colin Quinn and Oisín Share. Drawing and expanding on a variety of photographic traditions, the collaboration explores the nature and development of their romantic relationships from three different parts of the world over the past three years. Features essays by AA Bronson, Paul Mgapi Sepuya, and Sholem Krishtalka. Some of the artists will be present to sign copies.
another pamphlet no. 5
Issue launch & reception
Thursday, May 2, 6-8 PM
Symmetry surrounds us. It’s present in ancient Greek mosaics, medieval churches, the human body, the arrangement of atoms in a crystal, flowers, arguments, and the laws of quantum mechanics. Paradoxically, whereas the 20th century saw the disciplines of mathematics, physics, and philosophy expanding their engagement with symmetry, architecture largely turned away from it.
After a century of asymmetry, what might symmetry offer us now that we’ve missed along the way? This issue claims symmetry as an urgently relevant topic, precisely because it’s so glaringly not a topic in contemporary discourse.
another pamphlet No. 5 retails for $5.00 and is available for purchase through Printed Matter here
With contributions by:
Above all, another pamphlet is a conversation, a loose exchange of forms and ideas, an excuse to play, a frame through which to look, a shared excitement. It is an open dialogue with our friends, our histories, and our surroundings.
Meaning both “more of the same” and “something different”, “another” contains the seeds of both continuity and change. Another pamphlet mines this contradiction - this tension between past and future - opportunistically interrogating, critiquing, and celebrating the discipline of architecture.
The game is simple. One pamphlet, multiple voices, infinite directions.
another pamphlet was founded by Giancarlo Valle, Isaiah King, and Ryan Neiheiser
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Volumes 2-5 is the next installment of the mixed-genre nonfiction work by poet/artist Anne-Marie Levine. The four volumes, presented in a single book, continues the artist's interrogation of her complex and touching family history, across the century and on both sides of the Atlantic. Mixing photographs, documents, newspaper clippings, emails, quotations, and original text, the book is a searching project about memory and narrative, where the personal is confronted by the forceful hand of history. In this book, as Levine traces the course of several lives and events, from Gertrude Stein in occupied France to life in Southern California during the McCarthy era, and in the fragments that remain, the many traumas of the time find their voice in the poetic detail of a stream-of-consciousness scrapbook.
Join us for a launch Friday, May 3, 6-8PM, featuring a conversation about the publication of Volumes 2-5 with designer Prem Krishnamurthy of Project Projects, author Dan Burstein and Anne-Marie Levine, and a forward glance at the next and final volumes, which will appear as a boxed set. The publication retails for $20.00 and is available through the Printed Matter website here.
Anne-Marie Levine is a former concert pianist. The author of three books of poetry, she has published prose pieces on Gertrude Stein and on trauma and art; she’s a visual artist as well, a maker of box art, miniature paintings and digital prints.
Printed Matter at Frieze Art Fair
At this year's Frieze, we're pleased to launch a new Printed Matter publication by Sam Falls
, STUDIO SPACE PRINT / TIME
. The book features a collection of rubbings Sam made from different surfaces within his studio over the course of 2012 in Topanga Canyon, CA. To celebrate we'll be hosting a signing with Sam at the booth on Saturday from 5 - 6 PM. Book release details to come.
The Printed Matter booth features furniture designed by the French graphic design duo M/M Paris
. Two of their editioned "Infinitable" tables will display a curated selection of titles from our store, and are available for purchase.
Please note, Printed Matter's fundraising edition with Wade Guyton has sold out. The edition sold far more quickly than we ever imagined possible and we are sorry that it was not available for longer.
We would like to thank Wade for his incredible generosity towards Printed Matter. The funds raised from this edition are a very important contribution to our organization and will help subsidize the services that Printed Matter provides to book artists. We would also like to thank the Frieze Art Fair for hosting us and its commitment to the many of New York non-profit organizations attending this years' fair.
Printed Matter at NADA
For our booth at NADA Minneapolis design studio ROLU
have custom-designed a book room, housing a curated selection of some of our favorite new titles from the store, as well as recent Printed Matter editions from Erica Baum
and David Benjamin Sherry
. The room furthers ROLU's interest in using art history as material rather than a fixed idea. With a nod to the minimalist sculptures of Tony Smith, ROLU have constructed a new articulation of his piece "Stinger" in the form of a practical bookshelf system.
We will also be launching a new self-published book of poster prints by NY-based artist Marc Hundley
. I JUST KNOW THAT SOMETHING GOOD IS GOING TO HAPPEN, JUST SAYING IT COULD EVEN MAKE IT HAPPEN
is a collection of eight loose-leaf color posters folded into book form that borrow text from positive song lyrics. Marc will be at our booth to sign copies on Saturday from 5-6 PM.
Special thanks to NADA for their generous support.
Printed Matter is pleased to present an exhibition of works by artists Eve Fowler and Sam Gordon. The show will focus on the artists' books, posters, video works and original artworks that the artists have created independently and as part of their ongoing collaborative practice. An earlier version of the exhibition was previously mounted at USC Roski School of Fine Arts. On view at Printed Matter from May 4 – May 25, a concurrent presentation will be shown at Feature Inc. on the Lower East Side. Join us for an opening reception with the artists, Saturday, May 4, 5-7 PM, featuring a reading organized by Katerina Llanes with poets and writers Jess Arndt, Corrine Fitzpatrick, Paul Legault and Litia Perta.
The exhibition will gather the complete inventory of Fowler's newsprint zines alongside Gordon's collection of photo books and artists publications. Works from Fowler include a series of untitled photocopied books showing a collection of portraits investigating gender, identity and lesbian subculture. Gordon includes his oversized Warhol scrapbook, Artist in Residence: Giverny / Tennessee, and a B&W publication compiling 100 portraits of Walt Whitman. Fowler and Gordon have also created THE FOWLER / GORDON READER, a small print publication and PDF gathering various texts and images derived from their previous projects including reprints of their respective interviews in North Drive Press.
We're really pleased to announce an unprecedented collaboration with the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. This weekend Over-Booked
launches the inaugural presentation of a long-term partnership between the two institutions, showcasing a rotating selection of some of our favorite publications by individual artists, collectives, and independent presses from around the world. As part of the project, Minnesota artists will be featured in the Printed Matter storefront, building an ongoing exchange of books and discourse around the medium of artists’ books.
A Thursday-night reception kicks off the three-day fair. Highlights of the weekend include Printed Matter executive director James Jenkin’s talk about tips and trends in artists’ book publishing on Saturday, and an open house at the Walker’s library showcasing the lauded Rosemary Furtak Collection. Copresented by the Walker Art Center and Printed Matter, Inc.
Over-Booked Opening Reception
Thursday, September 13, 5–9 pm
Walker Shop/Hennepin Lounge
Browse, buy, and mingle with with James Jenkin and Shannon Michael Cain from Printed Matter and other like-minded types from across the bookish-to-artsy spectrum. Cash bar.
Printed Matter Pop-Up Shop
September 13–15: Thursday, 5–9 pm, Friday and Saturday, 11 am–6 pm
Join special guests from Printed Matter, who host a pop-up shop preview of the NY Art Book Fair. All selections are available for browsing and purchase.
Saturday, September 15, 11 am–5 pm
Scheduled events include a mini-fair featuring Little Brown Mushroom, Location Books, and other local artists, collectives, and independent publishers; an open studio with demonstrations of book arts techniques; hands-on activities, and more.
Walker Library Open House
Saturday, September 15, 12 noon–3 pm
A rare opportunity for visitors to see the Walker’s library without an appointment, the open house features highlights from the Rosemary Furtak Collection of artists’ books.
Open Studio with Duncan Hamilton
Saturday, September 15, 12 noon–3 pm
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Join Duncan Hamilton of the Pratt Institute in New York as he showcases his work and guides visitors in their own booklet-making process.
Hamilton has organized a wide range of art, film, and publishing projects and has worked as a curator for such organizations as the Arts Council of England, Frieze Art Fair, and the British Council. His publications include Black Diamond Magazine
and Trinity Journal
and he currently publishes Decathlon Books with Peter Sutherland. He has worked with Thumb Projects, David Reinfurt, Dexter Sinister, and Another Pamphlet, overseeing the production of mimeographed books. A former creative director at Urban Outfitters, he currently combines freelance book design with teaching.
Panel Discussion: 21st-Century Publishing
Saturday, September 15, 3 pm
A panel conversation about navigating the unpredictable waters of the 21st-century publishing, copresented by mnartists.org and Micawber’s Books, is moderated by Micawber’s proprietor Hans Weyandt and mnartists.org editor Susannah Schouweiler. The panelists for this informal Q&A conversation include: Kate Dublinski, Graywolf Press; Chris Fishbach, Coffee House Press; Steve Horowitz, publisher’s sale representative with Abraham Associates; Scott Nedrelow, Location Books and the print-on-demand Sandwich Bar Press; and Brad Zellar, an author most recently published by Little Brown Mushroom.
Printed Matter has worked with the estate of David Wojnarowicz and
PPOW to produce a new letterpress edition of Wojnarowicz’s iconic work,
Untitled (One day this kid . . .)
. The work features an image of Wojnarowicz
as an innocent child encompassed by angry bold text describing
the abuse that he will inevitably endure in his life because he is gay.
The words provide a very powerful and moving autobiographical story
of Wojnarowicz's life, giving readers a small insight into the life of this
enigmatic East Village artist.
Originally published in 1990 as a Photostat, 30 × 40 1/8 in. Edition of 10.
This new edition is produced as a letterpress print, in an edition of 100
with 10 Ap's printed by Coeur Noir studio in Williamsburg. Each print has
an authentication stamp from the Estate of Wojnarowicz on the back.
Printed on a thick 8.5 x 11 inch card the piece feels like a tablet, combined
with the embossed texture of the image and text gives this edition a three
The edition will be launched on Wednesday 28th November from 5pm - 7pm
with a small reception at our Chelsea store front. In conjunction with this edition
release we have curated a selection of editions, publications and ephemera by
and about David Wojnarowicz.
The edition can be purchased here
Please note this fundraising edition is limited to two per customer.
We would like to thank the estate of David Wojnarowicz and PPOW for
their generous support in helping produce this fundraising edition
**We're open for extended holiday hours over the last three Sundays in December, including Dec 9th, Dec 16th & Dec 23rd, 12-6 PM!!**
Printed Matter is pleased to debut a new fundraising edition with artist Charlotte Dumas. The set of images are taken from her book Companion which collects 70 Polaroids made between 2002 and 2012, newly released by Editions Filigranes. The first image, showing a racehorse from Hipodromo La Favorita in Palermo, originally appeared in her series Palermo 7. The second image, from her Reverie series, shows a wolf in Lake George, CO. Reproduced from original polaroids, the c-prints are done in a signed and numbered edition of 50 each, measure 6 ½ x 5”, and are priced at $100 a piece.
A NY launch at Printed Matter will take place Wednesday, Dec 12th, 6-8 PM, where Dumas will present original polaroids and several out of print publications. She will be signing Companion, and her latest book Anima, which features the series on the burial horses of Arlington cemetery in VA.
Printed Matter’s LA ART BOOK FAIR 2013
Printed Matter’s first annual LA Art Book Fair
was a massive success, filling the 40,000 square foot Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
with 220 exhibitors from 21 countries, as well as a number of exhibitions, two theaters, and non-stop programming from the opening on Thursday, January 31, to the final reluctant moments of closing on the evening of Sunday, February 3.
The opening set the pace, with more than 2600 people showing up for the preview, breaking all records of its sister-fair, Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair, which completed its seventh successful showing last September. On Saturday, almost 6,000 people poured through the Geffen in a torrent of enthusiasm. By the end of the Fair, the event, which many predicted would see very small crowds indeed, had attracted more than 15,000 Angelinos.
Of the exhibitors, many were loyal exhibitors from the NY Art Book Fair, coming from as far away as Berlin, London, Milan, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, and Zurich, as well as New York itself. But about 30% of the Fair consisted of new faces, mostly from the west coast, and many exhibitors and fair goers commented on the “mellow vibe” of the LA Art Book Fair.
There's been plenty of art world cynicism [in Los Angeles], but there was nothing cynical about the LA Art Book Fair. It was a joyful celebration that drew a wonderful mix of academics, punks, artists, radicals, Westside moms, collectors, and bibliophiles. After a very well attended Thursday night opening, the fair went viral. People came back in huge numbers! Congratulations Printed Matter!
-- an exhibitor
, the Founding Director of the LA Art Book Fair, said: “Los Angeles is a hotbed of alternative publishing, even though many people in the art world might not think of L.A. as a serious place for publishing. In the process of assembling the fair, the history of the zine and of skateboarding culture rapidly came to the fore, and that is reflected in ZINE WORLD, the massive assembling of exhibitions, programming and exhibitors that dominated one side of the Fair. Some people don’t like to think of zines and zinesters as serious publishing, but the cultural importance of zines was amply demonstrated by exhibitions like Phil Aarons’ ZINE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE
or Darin Klein’s GSD: Skate Fate Till Today
. The other aspect of publishing here is the very experiential emphasis on publishing: books are seen as part of a larger fabric and a way of being in the world: Fritz Haeg’s Sundown Schoolhouse
comes to mind, a total hit during the fair, but also others like IKO IKO, Ooga Booga
, Paper Chase
, Jimmy the Zine
, or the zines and posters of Eve Fowler
The LA Art Book Fair was dominated by histories of Los Angeles, not only the fair’s own exhibitions, but also Boo-Hooray’s massive LARRY CLARK STUFF, and Alden Projects' exhibition L.A. Air: Still Breathing, featuring works from the “golden age of smog.”
The many antiquarians present at the Fair participated in that historical revelation: Laurence McGilvery (Santa Barbara) was the senior statesman of the antiquarians, bringing a long history of dedication to California culture with him. Monograph Bookwerks (Portland, OR) showed ephemera and posters from California’s rich history. And 6 Decades (New York) featured a rare copy of Bruce Nauman’s LA Air, which seemed to be the touchstone, or at least the theme song, of the LA Art Book Fair.
A tribute to Los Angeles artist Mike Kelley, presented by Gagosian, and a tribute to the San Francisco rare book dealer, gentleman, and scholar Steven Leiber, completed that history. The first anniversary of both of their deaths fell close to the dates of the Fair.
AA Bronson also announced his resignation from Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fairs to undertake a one-year residency in Berlin at the invitation of the prestigious DAAD. “After eight fairs,” he said, “I am eager to immerse myself in my own work, especially my exhibition The Temptation of AA Bronson, which opens in Rotterdam at Witte de With in September.”
Printed Matter's Executive Director, James Jenkin announced today the appointment of Shannon Michael Cane as the Curator of Printed Matter's NY and LA Art Book Fairs. Shannon joined Printed Matter in 2008 and has held various roles with the organization. James Jenkin says, "We are indebted to the great work AA Bronson has done directing our NY Art Book Fair and for bringing our inaugural LA Art Book Fair to life. The incredible response to both Fairs shows that the renaissance in artist book publishing continues unabated. I'm pleased that through our Fairs Printed Matter can play a part in showcasing the amazing things that are going on in what is an incredibly dynamic field right now. I'm confident that with his extensive first hand and grass roots knowledge of artist book publishing Shannon will bring an incredibly interesting curatorial vision to the Fairs, and that they will continue to grow from strength to strength. We're hoping to announce the next dates for both NY and LA very soon."
Printed Matter is pleased to present an exhibition of artists’ books from NFS Press, San Francisco, and Tanam Press, New York. The show is co-organized with artist Peter d'Agostino, who worked closely with both presses in the 1970s and 1980s. Publications will be on be on view May 17 - June 29, with select titles available for purchase. Join us for a reception Thursday, May 16, 6-8 PM
The material represents an important output from two like-minded publishers that aimed to provide writers and artists with a space for non-conventional projects, critical essays and experimental writing. The exhibition includes a selection of books from the two presses, along with archival digital prints of restored and recreated posters, as well as related documents.
San Francisco based NFS Press, co-founded by Lew Thomas and Donna-Lee Philips, published and distributed landmark conceptual photography books through the 1970s and early 1980s. Through a range of critical approaches, the publications looked to understand the implications of the photographic image and how it is has come to shape our relationship with the world. The first book, Photography and Language
(1976), was edited by Thomas and includes an essay of the same name by James Hugunin, with photographs by John Baldessari, John Gutmann, Lutz Bacher and Peter d'Agostino's ALPHA
, a photo/text project based on Godard's film Alphaville
. Subsequent publications include Eros and Photography
, (co-edited by Philips and Thomas,1977), Gay Semiotics
, (Hal Fischer,1977) as well as Photography: the problematic model
, (co-edited by Thomas and d’Agostino,1982) featuring work by Barbara Kruger, Fred Lonidier and Cindy Sherman.
The influential Tanam Press was founded in 1980 by Reese Williams with the release of LP recordings featuring talks by Buckminster Fuller and Susan Sontag. Over the course of five years, Tanam published lively individual and collaborative projects from writers, visual and media artists that utilize the page in innovative ways. Playing across genre, the publications incorporate critical essays, poetry, experimental prose, photography, film, video and television. The books include: Hotel
(edited by Reese Williams,1980), Of Walking in Ice
(Werner Herzog, 1980), Apparatus
(edited by Theresa Cha, 1980), Dictee
(Cha, 1982), Eating Through Living
(Jenny Holzer & Peter Nadin, 1981), The Un/Necessary Image
(co-edited by d'Agostino and Muntadas,1982), Transmission
(edited by d'Agostino, 1985), Wild History
(edited by Richard Prince, 1985), and Fire Over Water
(edited by Williams,1986).
The NFS and Tanam Press books, many of which have been available through Printed Matter over the years, include the following artists and authors: Kathy Acker, Dennis Adams, Laurie Anderson, Michelangelo Antonioni, Bertrand Augst, Lutz Bacher, John Baldessari, Judith Barry, Roland Barthes, Jean-Louis Baudry, Deirdre Boyle, John Brumfield, Victor Burgin, Theresa Cha, Robert Cumming, Peter d'Agostino, Constance deJong, Maya Deren, Susan Dowling, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Hal Fischer, Martha Gever, Peter Gidal, Todd Gitlin, Philip Glass, Spalding Gray, John Gutmann, Hans Haacke, John Hanhardt, Robert Heinecken, Werner Herzog, Jenny Holzer, Douglas Huebler, Gary Indiana, Sonja Ivekovic, Douglas Kahn, Barbara Kruger, Thierry Kuntzel, Suzanne Lacy, Stephen Laub, Barbara London, Fred Lonidier, Chip Lord, Jim Melchert, Barbara Mensch, Christian Metz, Richard Misrach, Robert Morgan, Antoni Muntadas, Peter Nadin, Al Nodal, Richard Nonas, Nam June Paik, Catalina Parra, Donna - Lee Phillips, Richard Prince, Alain Robbe-Grillet, David Ross, Sam Samore, Allan Sekula, Cindy Sherman, Berta Sichel, Phil Steinmetz, May Stevens, Kristine Stiles, Marita Sturken, Larry Sultan, Lew Thomas, Mark Thompson, Dziga Vertov, Celia Vicuna, Reese Williams, Joel Peter Witkin, etc.
Peter d'Agostino’s pioneering photography, video and new media projects have been exhibited internationally for over four decades. His work is in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Kunsthaus, Zurich; Foundation La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain; Pacific Film Archive, University Art Museum, Berkeley, and is distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix. "State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970", an Independent Curator International (ICI) traveling exhibition, featuring d’Agostino’s initial Walk Series (1973-74) from his on-going World-Wide-Walks projects is on view at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, June 23 - September 8, 2013. .
LA ART BOOK FAIR
February 1-3, 2013
Opening: Thursday, January 31, 6-9 pm
At The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
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 31from 6 to 9 pm.
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 220 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from twenty countries.
by David Benjamin Sherry
and Andrew Kuo
support the LA ART BOOK FAIR
and keep it free. For further edition information contact Shannon Michael Cane: email@example.com
Featured projects include an Homage to Mike Kelley
presented by Gagosian, 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.
is a super-sized subsection of the LA ART BOOK FAIR
, featuring more than 80 zinesters from home and abroad: Adam Villacin, ANAL, billy ocallaghan, Brown Griffin, Cinders, COMBO, Dale Wittig, Darin Klein & Friends, Deadbeat Club, Deth P. Sun, Drippy Bone Books, DUM DUM Zine, Encyclopedia Destructica, Evah Fan and Brendan Monroe, Fantasy Camp, Funchicken, Gary Kachadourian, Golden Spike Press, Gravity and Trajectory, Hamburger Eyes, IIIII Columns, Instigator, The Institute for Extraterrestrial Sexuality, j. morrison, JIMMY the zine, Justin Jorgensen / COP DAD Magazine, Kingsboro Press, Louis M. Schmidt, Miniature Garden, Needles & Pens, Never Press, Nhd, NOWORK, Oso Press, Pau Wau Publications, Pop-Hop Books & Print, Shawn Whisenant, Signify, Sanctify, Believe, Starrfucker Magazine, Sumi Ink Club, Swill Children, Working Class, The Worst Magazine Ever, The Wreckless Press, and many more.
features three 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 Mark Gonzales
, Ari Marcopoulos
, Raymond Pettibon
, and Dash Snow
. Bedwetter and Beyond
is a survey of the artists’ books and zines of Los Angeles-based artist Christopher Russell
ZINE WORLD POP-UP SHOP: Boo-Hooray
presents a Larry Clark
pop-up shop and an installation of t-shirts and skateboards from Larry Clark's
extensive collection, including items used in his movies.
ZINE WORLD GETS POLITICAL
: The political meets the personal in FRIENDLY FIRE
. Exhibitors include; Antena, The Center for Urban Pedagogy, CrimethInc. Ex-workers' Collective, Edie Fake, Errant Bodies Press, Half Letter Press / Temporary Services, Insane Dialectical Posse, Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, Justseeds Artists' Cooperative, Michalis Pichler, and The Public School
ZINE WORLD THEATER
presents non-stop performance, film, sound, and words throughout the weekend. Events include the Awesome Vistas Live Music Showcase on opening night; zine collector Phillip Aarons
in conversation with AA Bronson
and Darin Klein
; publisher Sarah Williams
talks to Eve Fowler
, Sumi Ink Club (Sarah Rara and Luke Fishbeck)
and others about how books changed their lives; and a short film program by Mike Kuchar
. The fair ends with Rosa Von Praunheim
's Trans Music Spectacular, the rarely seen film City of Lost Souls.
An ongoing program of performance, video, lectures and workshops will keep the Fair spinning through the weekend. Visit www.laartbookfair.net
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.
Hours and Location
The LA Art Book Fair is free and open to the public.
Preview: Thursday, January 31, 6–9 pm
Friday, February 1, 11-5 pm
Saturday, February 2, 11 am–6 pm
Sunday, February 3, 12 am–6 pm
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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
Donate towards Printed Matter's Sandy Recovery Effort
Works on view and online bidding: March 1 - March 9
Live Benefit Auction Event: March 9, 6-8:30 pm
Robert Rauschenberg Project Space
455 West 19th St, New York
Printed Matter, Inc, the New York-based non-profit organization committed to the dissemination and appreciation of publications made by artists, will host a Benefit Auction and Selling Exhibition at the Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space to help mitigate damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.
As a result of the storm, Printed Matter experienced six feet of flooding to its basement storage and lost upwards of 9,000 books, hundreds of artworks and equipment. Printed Matter's Archive, which has been collected since the organization's founding in 1976 and serves as an important record of its history and the field of artists books as a whole, was also severely damaged. Moreover, the damage sustained by Sandy has made it clear that Printed Matter needs to undertake an urgent capacity-building effort to establish a durable foundation for its mission and services into the future.
This is the first fundraising initiative of this scale to be undertaken by the organization in many years, and will feature more than 120 works generously donated from artists and supporters of Printed Matter.
The Sandy Relief Benefit for Printed Matter will be held at the Rauschenberg Project Space in Chelsea and will run from February 28 through March 9th. The Benefit has two components: a selling exhibition of rare historical publications and other donated works and an Auction of donated artworks.
A special preview and reception will be held February 28th, 6-8 pm, to mark the unveiling of all 120 works and to thank the participating artists and donors. The opening will feature a solo performance by cellist Julia Kent (Antony and the Johnsons), followed by a shared DJ set from Lizzi Bougatsos (Gang Gang Dance) & Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio). The event is free and open to the public.
All works will then be available for viewing at the Rauschenberg Project Space March 1 – March 9, gallery hours.
All Selling Exhibition works may be purchased during this period and Auction works will be available for bidding online. Bids can be made at www.paddle8.com/auctions/printedmatter.
A live Benefit Auction Event will take place March 9, 6-8:30 pm with approximately 20 selected works to be auctioned in a live format. Bidding on these works will commence at 7pm sharp, while silent bids can be made on all other Auction works. Note, highest online bids will be transferred to the room. For absentee bidding of works, please contact Keith Gray (Printed Matter) at 212 925 0325 or email@example.com. The evening will feature a performance by Alex Waterman on solo cello with electronics. Admission is $150 and tickets may be pre-purchased here. There will be only limited capacity.
Highlighted auction works include an oversize ektacolor photograph from Richard Prince, a woven canvas piece from Tauba Auerbach, an acrylic and newsprint work from Rirkrit Tiravanija, a large-scale Canopy painting from Fredrik Værslev, a rare dye transfer print from Zoe Leonard, a light box by Alfredo Jaar, a book painting by Paul Chan, a carbon on paper work from Frances Stark, a seven-panel plexi-work with spraypainted newsprint from Kerstin Brätsch, a C-print from Hans Haacke, a firefly drawing from Philippe Parreno, a mixed-media NASA wall-piece from Tom Sachs, a unique print from Rachel Harrison, a vintage xerox poem from Carl Andre, an encyclopedia set of hand-made books from Josh Smith, a photograph from Klara Liden, a table-top sculpture from Carol Bove, Ed Ruscha’s Rooftops Portfolio, as well as original works on canvas and linen by Cecily Brown, Cheyney Thompson, Dan Colen, Adam McEwen, RH Quaytman, and many others.
These Auction works can be previewed at: www.paddle8.com/auctions/printedmatter
In addition to auction works, a vitrine-based exhibition of rare books, artworks and ephemera are available for viewing and purchase. This material includes some truly remarkable items from the personal collection of Robert Rauschenberg, donated by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in memory of the late Printed Matter Board Member, bookseller and publisher, John McWhinnie. Among the works available are books and artworks from Marcel Duchamp, Willem de Kooning, Alfred Steiglitz, Joseph Beuys, Brigid Berlin (Polk), as well as a Claes Oldenburg sculpture, a rare William Burroughs manuscript, and the Anthology Film Archive Portfolio (1982). Additional artists’ books have been generously donated by the Sol LeWitt Estate. Works include pristine copies of Autobiography (1980), Four Basic Kinds of Straight Lines (1969), Incomplete Open Cubes (1974), and others. Three Star Books have kindly donated a deluxe set of their Maurizio Cattelan book edition. These works can be viewed and purchased at the space. For inquiries about available works please contact Printed Matter’s Associate Director Max Schumann at 212 925 0325 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-chairs Ethan Wagner & Thea Westreich Wagner and Phil Aarons & Shelley Fox Aarons have guided the event, and Thea Westreich Art Advisory Services has generously lent its expertise and assisted in the production of the auction.
In anticipation of the event Printed Matter Executive Director James Jenkin said:
“Not only are we hopeful that this event will help us to put Sandy firmly behind us, it is incredibly special for us. To have so many artists and friends associated with our organization over its 36 years come forward and support us in this effort has been truly humbling.“
Auction includes work by:
Michele Abeles, Ricci Albenda, Carl Andre, Cory Arcangel, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Tauba Auerbach, Trisha Baga, John Baldessari, Sebastian Black, Mark Borthwick, Carol Bove, Kerstin Brätsch, Sascha Braunig, Olaf Breuning, Cecily Brown, Sophie Calle, Robin Cameron, Sean Joseph Patrick Carney, Nathan Carter, Paul Chan, Dan Colen, David Kennedy Cutler, Liz Deschenes, Mark Dion, Shannon Ebner, Edie Fake, Matias Faldbakken, Dan Graham, Robert Greene, Hans Haacke, Marc Handelman, Rachel Harrison, Jesse Hlebo, Carsten Höller, David Horvitz, Marc Hundley, Alfredo Jaar, Chris Johanson, Terence Koh, Joseph Kosuth, Louise Lawler, Pierre Le Hors, Leigh Ledare, Zoe Leonard, Sam Lewitt, Klara Liden, Peter Liversidge, Charles Long, Mary Lum, Noah Lyon, McDermott & McGough, Adam McEwen, Ryan McNamara, Christian Marclay, Ari Marcopoulos, Gordon Matta-Clark, Wes Mills, Jonathan Monk, Rick Myers, Laurel Nakadate, Olaf Nicolai, Adam O'Reilly, Philippe Parreno, Jack Pierson, Richard Prince, RH Quaytman, Eileen Quinlan, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Ed Ruscha, Tom Sachs, David Sandlin, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Cindy Sherman, Josh Smith, Keith Smith, Buzz Spector, Frances Stark, Emily Sundblad, Andrew Sutherland, Peter Sutherland, Sarah Sze, Panayiotis Terzis, Cheyney Thompson, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Nicola Tyson, Penelope Umbrico, Fredrik Værslev, Visitor, Danh Vo, Dan Walsh and Ofer Wolberger.
Miguel Abreu, Cecilia Alemani, Fabiola Alondra, John Auerbach, Tauba Auerbach, Maria Beaulieu, Andrew Black, Tanya Bonakdar, Christophe Boutin, AA Bronson, Gavin Brown, Ashley Carr (Special Advisor), Mickey Cartin, Eleanor Cayre, Adam Cohen, Eileen Cohen, Michael Cohen, Paula Cooper, Igor DaCosta, Elizabeth Dee, Jeffrey Deitch, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Michele Oka Doner, Dana Farouki, Tim Fleming, Janine Foeller, Charlotte Ford, Larry Gagosian, Suzanne Geiss, Michael Gillespie, Casper Grathwohl, Carol Greene, Agnes Gund, Janice Guy, Jane Hait, Susan Harris, Jessica Hart, Jon Hendricks, Matthew Higgs (Special Advisor), Milan Hughston, Michael Jenkins, Miriam Katzeff, Sean Kelly, David Kiehl, Michele Gerber Klein, David Leiber, Paul Leong, Ken Maxwell, Robert McKenzie (Special Advisor), Gregory R. Miller, Suzanne Modica (Special Advisor), Paul Morris, Barbara Morse, Howard Morse, Stavros Niarchos, Carolina Nitsch, Sam Orlofsky, Anne Pasternak, Timothy Peterson, Friedrich Petzel, Bill Powers, Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, Bobby Rainwater, Mélanie Scarciglia, David Shapiro, Charlotte Sheedy, Bruce Sherman, Bruce Silverstein, Pascal Spengemann, Rob Teeters, Jeffrey Teuton, John Thomson, Liam D. van Loenen, John Waters, Edsel Williams
Printed Matter extends its deep gratitude to the amazing generosity of contributing artists, supporting galleries, other donors of works as well as Co-chairs Ethan Wagner & Thea Westreich Wagner and Phil Aarons & Shelley Fox Aarons, the Committee and others who have stepped forward to offer support. Special thanks to Thea Westreich Art Advisory Services and the Rauschenberg Foundation for hosting the event at their new Chelsea Project Space.