Saturday, September 28, 2013

New York Art Book Fair: Scene At The Fair.1

Catching up and nearly unpacked from the NYABF, I'm getting ready to head out to the next events in October. More about the future early next week, for the present I will continue to dwell in the past with this and one additional post devoted to what I saw at the fair. Like most dealer's selling at PS1, I gave up my opportunity to spend the needed time to really see the fair and all the latest publications on view. Nonetheless I did purchase a handful of wonderful 'zines and contemporary artist's books.

John and his crew at the entrance saw approx. 27,000 people pass 
through the front door during the fair.

Getting on the floor and into the files at Jean-Noel Herlin's stand. A prescient dealer in the modern art ephemera trade, a decades long friend and colleague, brought part of his amazing archive to sell at the fair. 

 Jean-Noel, lui-meme, wearing a French sailor's hat, an artwork by Laurence Weiner. "...and towards the stars". 

 The exceptional stand presented by An Artist, Gordon Simpson 
 Collection of Palladium ephemera

My neighbor's in Room "L", marvelous silk screen artists/publishers, Antic-Ham and Francis Van Maele run Redfoxpress from their home on Achill Island of the coast of Ireland. Click here for more about them.

 Screen printed book recreating the look of torn street posters, Rexfoxpress

 From the Book Hotel. This directive was found throughout the fair, 
but alas the clock, as always, fucks us.

 The Newsstand which is a daily operation in the Williamsburg subway located near the connection of the L and G trains near the Lorimer Street stop was exhibiting. Just a couple of blocks away and above ground from them on Metropolitan Avenue is the Desert Island comic and book shop.

 The Ray Johnson room

 Marvelous artwork painted on one of the newspaper dispensers 
with the daily offering of the Showpaper

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