Join us for the launch of Tod Lippy: Esopus Drawings, a limited-edition multiple in the form of a 58-page sketchbook containing 25 drawings by the founder and editor of the arts annual Esopus. Join on Facebook here.
The subject matter of Lippy’s 25 drawings includes content from a number of these issues, as well as never-before-seen images related to other programming produced by the Esopus Foundation. Subjects of these drawings include studio visits with artists such as Mickalene Thomas and Beth Campbell, artists’ projects from William Christenberry and Carlos Amorales, events at New York City arts venues The Kitchen and White Columns—as well as the Foundation’s own Esopus Space—and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the issue’s editorial and production processes.
The release of the edition coincides with the suspension of publication of Esopus, which, over the course of the past 15 years, has created 25 issues featuring artists’ projects from the likes of Jenny Holzer, Kerry James Marshall and Anish Kapoor; contributions from a range of creators including Karl Ove Knausgaard, Claire Denis, Lonnie Holley, Francine Prose and Tsai Ming-Liang; facsimile reproductions of archival materials from the MoMA Archives, the New York Public Library, and the Magnum Photos Archive; and much more.