January 29 - February 1, 2015
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Downtown LA
Printed Matter presents the third annual LA Art Book Fair, from January 29 through February 1, 2015, at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Downtown LA.
Free and open to the public, Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair is a unique event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by more than 250 presses, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from over 20 countries.
The LA Art Book Fair is the companion fair to the NY Art Book Fair, held every fall in New York City. Over 35,000 artists, book buyers, collectors, dealers, curators, independent publishers, and other enthusiasts attended the NY Art Book Fair in 2014.
THE LA ART BOOK FAIR PREVIEW
Join us on Thursday, January 29, from 6 to 9 pm, at the Geffen Contemporary for a three-hour opening night preview, with special musical performances by NO AGE and PRINCE RAMA.
Entry to the Preview is $10, proceeds going to support LAABF15. The first 2,000 visitors to pre-pay online or to pay at the door (while supplies last) will receive a Ticket Edition by artist Edie Fake. Tickets available here.
For a full exhibitor list and featured programs please visit the fair site here
Allen Ruppersberg’s TOO MANY BOOKS is a 4.5 ft photo block mounted on MDF featuring a color image (from 1972) of the artist standing beside a towering stack of books. Cali Thornhill Dewitt’s Adult Books, 2015 features a black and white vinyl work on corrugated plastic. Edie Fake presents a new 3-color screenprint, Passageway (Black Lives Matter), which also serves as a Ticket Edition to the Opening Preview.
Hours and Location
The LA Art Book Fair is free and open to the public:
Friday, January 30, 12 pm–7 pm
Saturday, January 31, 11 am–7 pm
Sunday, February 1, 11 am–6 pm
The LA Art Book Fair preview and reception:
Thursday, January 29, 6–9 pm
$10 Entry, proceeds going to support LAABF15