If you’re in New York, put down your iPhone, Blackberry, laptop, whatever...and make a pilgrimage to the fourth annual NY Art Book Fair at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, in Long Island City, Queens this weekend.
Printed Matter, the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to publications made by artists, presents this Fair of over 200 international presses, booksellers, antiquarian dealers and independent artist/publishers.
The NY Art Book Fair is free and open to the public October 2-4, with a special preview and benefit for Printed Matter this evening. For a list of exhibitors, benefit tickets and more information click here.
Don’t miss the Manpurse IV: Assembly Line at the NY Art Book Fair. This custom screen print tote bag assembly line at the Fair is organized by one of Mr. Peacock’s favorite artists, J. Morrison. Get a custom "manpurse" and fill it with your book purchases.
Above: J. Morrison (center) printing custom totes (you could choose from various artwork) at last years NY Art Book Fair.
You can get a custom screen-printed tote bag, by some interesting contemporary artists including Slava Mogutin, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, J. Morrison, and more.
Here’s a sample of J. Morrison’s work. You may remember his silk screened red bandana I featured back in April. Photos above by Maria Chavez.
If you’re not in New York, don’t worry—you can still get some amazing art books and goodies at Printed Matter online. They stock an amazing assortment of artist books, periodicals, posters/cards, artwork, clothes and ephemera that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. So treat yourself to a book by an artist today!