Artist Nick Sethi has produced a new limited edition artwork on the occasion of Printed Matter’s 2022 NY Art Book Fair. This photograph is also the artwork for Sethi’s NYABF ticket edition, printed as a 1,762 piece puzzle. Each Opening Night attendee receives one piece of this puzzle.
From the artist:
While sorting through boxes in my studio, I came across this stack of prints, all imperfect or physically damaged from being hung in previous exhibitions. Unable to figure out what to do with them, they sat on my table for months, constantly being shuffled, until I decided to photograph them in their current state. Seeing them all together in a photograph made them feel complete, and infinitely more powerful. Photography is beautiful in that way. It gives a new life to things, a reincarnation of sorts. Like these photographs, as well as the puzzle pieces they’re printed on, we too are connected; only strengthened by our proximity to others, and a small but important part of something much larger.
Nick Sethi is an artist working in a variety of mediums, predominantly photography and installation. Sethi takes a holistic approach to his work, where personal projects, books, and commissioned work complement and reinforce each other. His work is mainly focused on the spiritual process of acute attention, connection, and respect, and how it manifests in art and image making.
He has recently mounted a solo exhibition titled THOUSAND at Entrance, NYC, published a 10-year monograph with Dashwood Books, and self published over 60 books and zines. His recent commercial and editorial clients include Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Area, Hood By Air, Re-Edition, Autre, W, The Face, and Dazed.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Pre-sale of all editions is limited, and orders will be fulfilled after October 19. All editions will be available to purchase in-person at the NY Art Book Fair, October 13–16, at 548 W 22nd St.