Printed Matter at LA Art Book Fair

01.30.13 – Templeton Elliott

Printed Matter presents the first annual LA Art Book Fair with a zine section featuring Garry Scott Davis’ Skate Fate zine plus zines from Mark Gonzales, Ari Marcopoulos, and Ray Pettibon. Be there February 1-3, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in downtown Los Angeles. Click through for all the details.

Opening: Thursday, January 31, 6-9 pm
At The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

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 eighteen 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 Garry 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.

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

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.

Opening: 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
moca.org