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    Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair 2013

    The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
    Los Angeles, California
    February 1-3, 2013

    Printed Matter is the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of publications made by artists. The companion to their NY Art Book Fair, which has been held every fall since 2006 in New York, the first-ever LA Art Book Fair boasted scores of artists, curators, dealers, book buyers, collectors, independent publishers and other enthusiasts. It was 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 18 countries.

    The front entrance of Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. The front entrance of Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. Mike Kelley's bookshelf at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. The Destroy All Monsters wall at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. The Destroy All Monsters wall at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. The Destroy All Monsters wall at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. A little nudity upstairs at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. Rub her Coke at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. A packed house at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. The Hammer Museum's table at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. A shopping frenzy at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. A nice hand-cut book at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. An array of gorgeous books at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. A book bares its soul at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. Another eye-catching display at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. A sound sculpture at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. A colorful booth at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. A sweet hand-painted book at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. A bitchen accordion-fold book at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. Gallery edition vinyl on display at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. More neat books on display at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. Larry Clark's display case at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. Boo-Hooray's booth at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. Harmony Korine and Larry Clark posters at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. J. Morrison silk-screens stuff at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. The Awesome Vistas booth at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. The Awesome Vistas booth at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. No Mag and Slash at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. No Mag and Slash at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. The Box of Books booth at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. Make Your Own Truth at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. Another colorful booth at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. Funny punk zines at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. Another color-splashed booth at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. GSD Skate Fate till Today at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. GSD Skate Fate till Today at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. GSD Skate Fate till Today at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. GSD Skate Fate till Today at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. GSD Skate Fate till Today at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. GSD Skate Fate till Today at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. Raynond Pettibon art booklets at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. Raynond Pettibon art booklets at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. Mark Gonzales art booklets at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013. Mark Gonzales art booklets at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on February 3, 2013.
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    Featured projects included 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 presented publications by John Dogg and Howard Johnson, unique books and Untitled Originals by Richard Prince, and naughty pulp paperbacks. Then there was Zine World: 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 began from Garry Scott Davis’ early, ground-breaking skate zine publishing of the 1980s. Zine Masters of the Universe featured zines by Mark Gonzales, Ari Marcopoulos, Raymond Pettibon, and Dash Snow. Bedwetter and Beyond was a survey of the artist books and zines of Los Angeles-based artist Christopher Russell. Lectures, workshops, video and live performances also raised a ruckus throughout the weekend.–Press Release

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    Photos ©2013 Arcane Candy.

    2 responses to “Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair 2013”

    1. Vanessa says:

      Hi Arcane Candy. Are you able to give me any idea what the upright book (birdhouse woman on cover) in Image 21 is called? I can’t make it out from the spines of either copy in the photo. I’d like to research the artist

    2. Arcane Candy says:

      Hi Vanessa. I cropped down the photo so just the book cover was showing, then dragged it into Google Image Search and came up with the following links:

      http://listid.ru/item/1090810.html

      https://www.dashwoodbooks.com/pages/books/12722/luca-schenardi/an-vogelhausern-mangelt-es-jedoch-nicht/?soldItem=true

      The artist’s name is Luca Schenardi. I hope that helps.

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