This is a quick event announcement for the second annual NY Art Book Fair that is happening in Chelsea this coming up weekend from September 28th through the 30th. This fair is taking place just a few blocks from the Eye Studio Gallery on
The NY Art Book Fair is going to take place at
This second annual book fair offers titles of contemporary art books, art catalogs, artists books, art periodicals, and ‘zines for sale by over 120 international publishers, booksellers and antiquarian book dealers.
The NY Art Book Fair is organized by Printed Matter, a bookstore at
The Printed Matter store is a great resource for discovering very obscure, limited edition and handmade books by both artists you probably had no idea existed and artists that are household names. I have been buying books there and enjoying their exhibitions since 1987. They were responsible for making an edition of Larry Clark’s
Although the main days of the NY Art Book Fair are free admission, there is a Benefit Preview on Thursday the 27th for which there are tickets for sale at three different price levels. At the lowest level, the 7-9 pm preview is $20.00 and I have been told there is an open bar AND the admission ticket is an original piece of art by David Shrigley (called Fucking Aces) created specifically for the preview. The second level of ticket price for the preview is $150.00 and gets you all of the above PLUS an edition by Josephine Meckseper. The highest level price is available upon request and gets you in even earlier at 6pm and you get an edition by Ed Ruscha called Little Mexican Church on a Windowsill and the David Shrigley Fucking Aces ticket. All proceeds benefit Printed Matter, Inc.
The regular fair hours that are free admission are: Friday the 28th from 11am to 7pm. Saturday the 29th from 11am to 7pm. Sunday the 30th from 11am to 5pm. There are also a series of events including book signings, discussions, workshops and performances celebrating art publications during the course of the fair.For more information visit: www.nyartbookfair.com