Four incredible days in Long Island City where an amazing variety of international artists, antiquarians, 'zinesters, publishers and booksellers once again descended on MoMA PS1. The New York Art Book Fair has become the not to be missed artist's book event in the world and at the moment, rivaled only by the show in Los Angeles, also produced by Printed Matter.
A huge thanks goes out to all the Printed Matter crew, especially to show coordinator Jordan Nassar and show curator Shannon Michael Cane. See my previous post for the
Vasta Images/Books stand.
Here is a glimpse of what I saw at the fair, some photos taken early in the morning prior to the arrival of thousands of attendees. No doubt there was an increase in this year's attendance as the pulse, the ebb and flow of people, never ceased. See you in Los Angeles in February!
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The Dome with Five Points in the background awaiting the wrecking ball.
Just not right!
Classics, jarred and preserved!
Looking down at the Werkplaats Typografie space
Shapes and structures
Dieter Roth Literaturwurst 1969
Second floor, the black room
Very cool foam floored music room: please, no shoes!
Shannon, show curator par excellence!
8Ball (above) 'zine tent and Emma Kohlmann, watercolorist and
artist's book publisher in the big 'zine tent.
Oliver, one our first and favorite customers, all peace and
My stand in the "I" gallery, as well as the stands of three colleagues
Kerry and Miles of Ampersand
Arthur Fornier and part of his incredible selection of counter culture
magazines and newspapers setting-up.
One of the original dealers of artist's books, Jean-Noel Herlin (right), who recognized the importance of art ephemera over 35 years ago.
Jan van der Donk (foreground) at the Maggs Bros. stand
The Norwegian room...on to Bergen in November for their art book fair!
Frank exhibition in the (beautiful) boiler room