L.A. Art book fair


Printed Matter’s LA ART BOOK FAIR

February 1-3, 2013

Opening: Thursday, January 31, 2013, 6–9 pm

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA


Printed Matter presents the first annual LA Art Book Fair, from February 1-3, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. An opening will be held on the evening of Thursday, January 21.

Free and open to the public, the LA Art Book Fair is a unique event for artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by more than 180 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from eighteen countries.


Featured projects include an Homage to Mike Kelley presented by Gagosian, a Larry Clark Pop-Up Shop by BOO-HOORAY, and a stunning new installation by John Armleder with Three Star Books. Fulton Ryder will present publications by John Dogg and Howard Johnson; unique books and Untitled Originals by Richard Prince, and naughty pulp paperbacks.


Zine World is a super-sized subsection of the LA Art Book Fair, featuring zinesters from home and abroad, together with three zine exhibitions. GSD: Skate Fate till Today begins from Gary Scott Davis’ early, ground-breaking zine publishing of the 80s. Zine Masters of the Universe features zines by Mark Gonzales, Ari Marcopoulos, Ray Pettibon, and Dash Snow. Bedwetter and Beyond is a survey of the artist books and zines of Los Angeles-based artist Christopher Russell.

The LA Art Book Fair is the companion fair to the NY Art Book Fair, held every fall in New York. Over 20,000 artists, book buyers, collectors, dealers, curators, independent publishers, and other enthusiasts attended the NY Art Book Fair in 2012.


Hours and Location

The LA Art Book Fair is free and open to the public.

Preview: Thursday, January 31, 6–9 pm

Friday, February 1, 11-5 pm

Saturday, February 2, 11 am–6 pm

Sunday, February 3, 12 am–6 pm


The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

152 North Central Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 626-6222