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September 28, 2009

An Art Event Not to Miss.. The NY Art Book FAIR this Weekend at P.S.1

One of the next best things to looking at Contemporary Art.. is sex is looking at new Contemporary Art Books!

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We can't wait for the next 2009 New York Art Book Fair.. cause MAO can never have enough art books.

(Photo #1, Mickey Smith, More Books, 2008, Archival Pigment Print)

FYI.. they moved the fair this year from Phillip's Auction House in Chelsea to Art World Siberia Long Island City at P.S.1

Here are the details

LOCATION   P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101 (map)

FAIR HOURS
Friday/Saturday, October 2 & 3, 2009, 11am - 7pm
Sunday, October 4, 2009, 11am - 5pm
The NY Art Book Fair is FREE and open to the public.

Some of the cool events to see :

1. FEATURED EXHIBITION
Richard Prince Calling All Readers (Books & Posters)
John McWhinnie curates a survey of the books and posters of Richard Prince, from the 70s to today.

2. Great Contemporary Artist book Signings!

BOOK SIGNINGS

Friday, October 2, 2009:
2pm Steven Miller [DECODE]
3pm Joan Lyons [Visual Studies Workshop]
4pm David Benjamin Sherry [Printed Matter]
5pm AA Bronson [Printed Matter]
6pm William E. Jones signs Tearoom[2nd Cannons]

Saturday, October 3, 2009
12pm Sherin Neshat [MUSAC]
1pm Peter Sutherland [Gottlund Verlag]
2pm Ariana Page Russell [DECODE]
3pm Brad Buckley/John Conomos [NSCAD]
4pm Vince Aletti [DAP]
5pm Ryan McGinley [Morel]
6pm Gregg Bordowitz [Printed Matter]

Sunday, October 4, 2009
2pm Sarah Morris [Witte de With]

3. The ClassRoom
The Classroom is a full-schedule of informal artist talks, performative lectures, and other lessons of impromptu spirit with free, continuous enrollment for all fair-goers. The faculty includes: Center for Book Arts, Dexter Sinister, Fillip, free103point9 with Brett Ian Balogh and Tarikh Korula, Friends of the Fine Arts (FFARTS), Jason Fulford, Rick Myers, Michalis Pichler, Red 76, Carson Salter, Jennifer Sullivan, Three Star Books with Haim Steinbach, Triple Canopy, Ugly Duckling Press, Western Exhibitions with Miller & Shellabarger, and others. The Classroom is curated by David Senior, Museum of Modern Art Library.

4. If you feel the need to Party like an rock star on Thursday Night.. and get a limited edition work of art.... there's something for you too!

Following the, PREVIEW: The Fair opens for preview October 1, 6-8 PM at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center.

Deitch Studios, Long Island City, will generously host a benefit for Printed Matter, featuring industrial punk-and-dub duo, I.U.D.(Lizzi Bougatsos of Gang Gang Dance and Sadie Laska of Growing). DJs Tim Lokiec and Gary Murphyplay vintage house. Tickets begin at $20 and include limited artist editions by Elmgreen & Dragset, Jutta Koether, Tom Sachs, and Mungo Thomson.

LOCATION

Deitch Studios, 4-40 44th Drive, Long Island City

TICKETS
$20 - benefit plus ticket edition by Tom Sachs, edition of 450.
Available here
$150 - benefit plusedition by Jutta Koether, signed and numbered edition of 150.
Available here
$150 - benefit plusedition by Mungo Thomson, signed and numbered edition of 150.
Available here
$3,000 - benefit plusportfolio of 26 prints by Elmgreen & Dragset, signed and numbered edition of 26.
Available here 

OK... see you all at the FAIR!

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LOL! That first sentence is great.

MAO.. It seems that the Ryan McGinley book signing "Scheduled Sat" was a total lie by the people at Printed Matter... Shame on them!

The book, "Moonmilk" was soldout in the first 2 days over a month ago.. so Ryan was NEVER schedule to be at the NY Art Book Fair.

I know several people who made the trek out to PS1 in the rain just for that event.. only to find out Ryan wasn't going to be there.

Great posting. I like these detail.

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