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It’s All About Art Books

…Isn’t it? When art prices go stratospheric, many smart collectors turn to prints, ephemera, and…books.

New York Art Book Fair at Phillips, de Pury and Co.
October 24 – 26, 2008
New York City

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The cover of the One Cent Life portfolio, screenprint by Roy Lichtenstein, 1963.
Image: artnet.com

Collector and friend of VoCA Bill Clarke has been doing this for years and is well on his way to completing an edition of One Cent Life, with poetry by Walasse Ting and co-edited with painter Sam Francis, 1964, edition of 2100 copies.

The book includes original lithographs by Claes Oldenburg, Alan Davie, Tom Wesselmann, Andy Warhol, Enrico Baj, Robert Indiana, Joan Mitchell, Roy Lichtenstein, Mel Ramos, Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, among others…


Artists Talk: 1969-1977, Edited by Peggy Gale. Image: nscad.ns.ca

Art Metropole has released excellent books by VoCA faves Daniel Cockburn and Michael Maranda…And then there’s Canada’s Magenta Foundation…


AA Bronson of Printed Matter Inc. Image: artnet.com

AA Bronson recently emailed us with the news of Printed Matter Inc.’s third annual New York Art Book Fair, October 24 – 26 at Phillips de Pury & Co in New York City. Highlights will include Artist Books, Antiquarian dealers, Upcoming publishers from around the world, independent publishers in a section called Friendly Fire, Queer Zines and an artists’ book conference.

For more info on the show, please click HERE.


A Field Guide to Weeds, by Kim Beck, New York, NY: Printed Matter, Inc. 2007
Image: idealcities.com

Canada is very well represented including:
The Press at NSCAD – HERE
Eye Level Gallery – HERE
Drawn and Quarterly – HERE
Bywater Bros. – HERE
Art Metropole – HERE
the Fillip Review – HERE
Presentation House Gallery – HERE
Plug in ICA – HERE

…and more!

The show will present a diverse range of the best in contemporary art books, catalogues, artist’s books, periodicals and ‘zines. And it’s FREE to get in.

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