FEB 24—26, 2017





FEB 24—26

Printed Matter presented the fifth annual LA Art Book Fair, from February 23 – 26, 2017, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.

                The opening night preview on Thursday, February 23, from 6 to 9 pm, at The Geffen Contemporary, included special musical performances by Seth Bogart and Kembra Pfahler & Christian Music from The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black..

Free and open to the public, Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair is a unique event for artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by over 300 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers. Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair 2017 saw over 38,000 visitors over the course of three and a half days.

Printed Matter’s LA ART BOOK FAIR is the companion fair to Printed Matter’s NY ART BOOK FAIR, held every fall in New York. In September 2016, over 39,000 artists, book buyers, collectors, dealers, curators, independent publishers, and enthusiasts attended Printed Matter’s NY ART BOOK FAIR.

The fifth annual LA Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference featured a keynote address by AA BRONSON, titled MY LIFE IN BOOKS.

Fundraising Editions

                Printed Matter is pleased to present three new Fundraising Editions to benefit the LA Art Book Fair, by Ricky Swallow in collaboration with Peter Shire, Ruth van Beek, and Mike Mills in collaboration with Experimental Jetset.

Support for Printed Matter., Inc.

                Printed Matter, Inc. has received support, in part, through grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Rockefeller Brothers Fund (The Charles E. Culpeper Arts & Culture Grants), The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Lily Auchincloss Foundation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Furthermore Foundation, The Harpo Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Mondriaan Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, The Gesso Foundation, The Schoenstadt Family Foundation, Clinton Hill/Allen Tran Foundation, Society of American Archivists, The Hyde and Watson Foundation, Art Dealers of America Association, New York Council for the Humanities, Shapco, and individuals worldwide.


Shannon Michael Cane, Curator
Jordan Nassar, Coordinator

For exhibitor and media inquiries, write to: LAABF

Hours and Location

Preview: Thursday, February 23, 6:00–9:00 pm

Printed Matter’s LA ART BOOK FAIR, free and open to the public:

Friday February 24, 1:00-7pm
Saturday February 25, 11:00 am-7:00 pm
Sunday February 26, 11:00am-6:00 pm

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 626-6222

For more information, call (212) 925-0325 or write: laartbookfair@printedmatter.org

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