Tuesday, September 12, 2017

VASTA @ MoMA PS1 Art Book Fair September 22~24



It's time for Printed Matter's NY Art Book Fair, September 22~24, preview September 21st, details here. Vasta will be presenting a diverse selection of material in our areas of specialty: the body, the nude and the erotic arts. Focus for the fair will be artist's books, periodicals, ephemera, photographs, sexpapers as well as rare and collectible books, circa 1960s~2000s all in our areas of specialty. Look forward to seeing you at our usual hot and steamy stand, where the first 500 visitors will receive a hand fan to help cool you off!

We are also pleased to announce the New York City launch of Babelon by Grace Hannah Lang and Simon Lazarus Vasta, a limited edition artist’s book published by Vasta Editions

Grace will be present during the LA fair, signing copies of Babelon and goin' crazy, making art at the Vasta stand, creating her unique "babes", adding to her family of grooselings. Go here for more about Grace and her incredible artwork. Babelon will available at the Vasta stand for $25 and via our eBay store, click here.





BABELON is a feminist fairytale about the end of the world. Created by the artist/writer team of Grace Hannah Lang and Simon Lazarus Vasta. This 32 page, black and white artist's book mashes up Metal album covers, Underground Comix, and the editorial art of such 18th century greats as Francisco de Goya and William Hogarth, creating a darkly psychedelic vision of the last days of patriarchal oppression and the dawn of a better world.

BABELON includes a three-color, double-sided silk screened dust jacket, printed by Kayrock Studios in Brooklyn, NY. The book was printed by Paper Press Punch in Seattle, WA. If you know anyone who is just sick to their stomach about the state of our fallen world, be sure to pick this one up. Especially if that anyone is you.


Babelon is a signed and numbered artist's book published in a limited edition of 250 copies. 
Art by Grace Hannah Lang, words by Simon Lazarus Vasta. Risograph printed in black 
and white with a double sided dust jacket, silk screened in three colors
For sale at the NYC Art book fair $25 and in our eBay store, click here.


And where it all began for Vasta Images, with the vintage, rare and unusual collectible material. We will be showing a curated selection of "the latest", recent arrivals of  
sexpapers, nudes, erotica, artist's books, vintage photographs and much more. 




Above, thumbnails of a selection of the curated rare, vintage and collectible material for sale at the fair. Including '50s Japanese magazines, artist's books, '60s photo nudes in color and b&w, rare Bettie Page publications, hand-tinted '50s nudes, gay male, lesbian and transsexual publications, '60s/'70s photobooks, Italian Fiorucci stickers 1984, '60 men's magazines, bondage and fetish magazines '60s, 70s, 80s, Bizarre Fotos of Irving Klaw plus a fresh selection of sexpapers: Love, Hate, Finger, Screw, Kiss and so much more. Here for details.



Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Vasta @ Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair Sept.8~10th



Summer's almost over and that means it's time for the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair Sept. 8~10th where I will be exhibiting for the first time (stand #602b). The show will take place in Greenpoint at the very cool, glass-walled Brooklyn Expo Center on Franklin Street. I will be presenting a selection of books, periodicals and ephemera in my areas of specialty: nudes, erotica and the body. A special feature of my stand for the BABF will be pop-up, mechanical books and ephemera.

And save the date, September 22~24th, for the annual MoMA PS1 Art Books Fair.
In addition to getting a look at the latest books, periodicals and ephemera, come join Grace Lang and Simon Vasta for the New York launch of their artist's book, BABELON.

I look forward to seeing you in September in both Brooklyn and Queens!

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Sampling of the pop-up and mechanical books on view at the Vasta stand @ BABF

 Rare IRINA IONESCO portfolio of Nudes 1974 and EROS a series of art deco era risque folios 
circa 1925 filled with marvelous frameable color prints

 Artist's books, nude folios, French pulps, futuristic sci-fi comics, lettrisme, psychedelics 
and much more for sale @ BABF

 NOVOPOLIS exceptional all silk screened pop-up book by Philippe UG 2010

 FREAK CARS a boxed set of silk screened prints by Gilbert Sheldon 2003




Monday, March 20, 2017

New York City PHOTO FAIR March 31st 2017

I will be exhibiting at the New York City Photo Fair Friday March 31st presented by Mary Martin, Ltd. 9:30am - 6pm $7, early bird entry @ 8am $20. The Watson Hotel 440 W 57th St. (9/10th). As always I will be presenting rare and unusual photographs in my areas of specialty: the body, nudes and erotica.

Don't miss this AIPAD shadow fair! Come for the early buying, just a short 11 minute walk from the new AIPAD location at Pier 94 on the Hudson River. Look forward to seeing you there!


Dealers include:

Emil Allakhverdov
Jenny Allsworth
Roland Belgrave
Aaron Benneian
Regis Besse (Photo Verdeau)
Scott Brasseur
Pablo Butcher
David Chow
Marlene Cook
Matthew Cranford
Andrew Daneman

Olivier Degeorges
Susan Davens
Michael Evans 

Greg French
George Gibbs
Francois & Geoffrey Gonzalez
Joshua Heller
Joan Kay
James Kerr
Jeffrey Kraus
Michael Lehr
Stephan Loewentheil 

Stacey Lambrow
Neil MacDonald 

Brant Mackley 
Nigel Maister
Mary Martin
Mike Maslan
Mike Medhurst
Dan Moyer
Michael Peterson

Serge Planturaux
Liz Reynolds
Estelle Rosen
Adnan Sezer
Andrew Smith
Bruno Tartarin
David & Jane Thompson
Chester Urban
John Van Noate
Joseph Vasta
Glenn Vogel
Stacy Waldman
Erin Waters

David Winter
Julian Wolff



Thursday, March 9, 2017

New York City Postcard Show March 17 & 18th 2017



My next show is the New York Spring 2017 Postcard Expo March 17 & 18th at the Watson Hotel (fka Midtown Holiday Inn) on 57th Street (9th/10th). Friday 12pm-7pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, $8 admission. I will have all the "recent arrivals" as well as my inventory of rare and unusual postcards: nudes, advertising, propaganda, erotica, mechanicals, signed artists, sets, fantasy and surrealism. Go here to preview some of what you will see at the show. Look forward to seeing you there!


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

VASTA @ LA Art Book Fair 2017 February 23~26th



It's the Printed Matter Los Angeles Art Book Fair, February 24~26, preview February 23rd, details are here. Where Vasta will be presenting a diverse selection of material in our areas of specialty: the body, the nude and the erotic arts. Focus for the fair will be artist’s books, periodicals, ephemera, photographs, sexpapers as well as rare and collectible books circa 1960s~2000s all in our areas of specialty. Look forward to seeing you at our stand, same location as last year #Q4.

We are also pleased to announce the Los Angeles launch of Doctor Seek And Mister Hide the latest from Mirka Lugosi and Gilles Berquet and, Babelon by Grace Hannah Lang and Simon Lazarus Vasta, both limited edition artist’s books published by Vasta Editions



 Doctor Seek And Mister Hide published in a signed and numbered limited edition of 223 copies. 
200 in the standard edition $50 and a deluxe boxed edition of 23 copies 
each with a unique original artwork $1,350. 
For sale at the LA fair and online here.



Grace will be present during the LA fair, signing copies of Babelon and goin' nuts, making art at the Vasta stand, creating her unique "babes", adding to her family of grooselings. Go here for more about Grace and her incredible artwork. Babelon will be launched in LA, available for $25 at the Vasta stand and for prior sale via my eBay store, click here.


BABELON is a feminist fairytale about the end of the world. Created by the artist/writer team of Grace Hannah Lang and Simon Lazarus Vasta. This 32 page, black and white artist's book mashes up Metal album covers, Underground Comix, and the editorial art of such 18th century greats as Francisco de Goya and William Hogarth, creating a darkly psychedelic vision of the last days of patriarchal oppression and the dawn of a better world.

BABELON comes with a three-color, double-sided silk screened dust jacket, printed by Kayrock Studios in Brooklyn, NY. The book was printed by Paper Press Punch in Seattle, WA. If you know anyone who is just sick to their stomach about the state of our fallen world, be sure to pick this one up. Especially if that anyone is you.


Babelon is a signed and numbered artist's book published in a limited edition of 250 copies. 
Art by Grace Hannah Lang, words by Simon Lazarus Vasta. Risograph printed in black 
and white with a double sided dust jacket, silk screened in three colors
For sale at the LA fair $25 and for prior 
sale in my eBay store, click here.


And, from Seattle and the PNW, we will have copies of the new comic 'zine, Thick As Thieves (IG link) published and edited by Simon Lazarus Vasta and Ryan Tiszai. Go here for more about the first release of TAT which picks-up where The Intruder left off. 

 
  Thick As Thieves will be distributed FREE at the Vasta stand while supplies 
  last. Above, a detail of one of the illustrations by Whitney Stephens and below, the bundles at the printer ready for pick-up. This is proto issue #0 published in November.


Issue #1 will be coming off the presses just in time for the LA fair! 
Come to the stand and pick-up your FREE copy while they last. Cover art by Marie Hausauer, art on the left
by Whitney Stephens and on the right Lara Kaminoff





Last and not least, where it all began for Vasta Images, we will be showing a curated selection of "the latest", recent arrivals of vintage, collectible nudes and erotica, on offer exclusively at the LA fair.



Above, thumbnails of a selection of the curated rare, vintage and collectible material for sale at the fair. '50s Japanese magazines, artist's books, '60s nudes in color, rare Bettie Page publications, hand-tinted '50s nudes, amateur 1960s beefcake album, '60s/'70s photobooks, collection of Fiorucci stickers 1984 Italian panini, Elmer Batters Leg Art, Bizarre Fotos of Irving Klaw plus a fresh selection of sexpapers: Love, Hate Finger, Screw, Kiss and much more. Go here for details.