Friday, October 11, 2019

Detroit Art Book Fair

The annual Detroit Art Book Fair takes place this weekend in Detroit's Eastern Market neighborhood. Founded in 2013, the fair brings together "dozens of independent publishers, artists, writers, and collectors to present their books, zines, and prints to the public."

The event takes place on Saturday October 12th from noon to 6pm and Sunday October 13th from noon to 4pm, at 1464 Gratiot Ave. A list of participants is below.

826michigan + Detroit Robot Factory
Adult Punk / Sitting Wave
Ariel Smith
Art Metropole
Art problems
Barbed Magazine
Canadian Sportsmanship
Chris Lee
College for Creative Studies, Communication Design
Colour Code
Craig Huckaby
Danielle Aubert
Darkroom Detroit
Enchanting Stranger
Erin K. Schmidt
Flatlands Press
Flint Magazine
Flower Press
Forest Juziuk
Fresh Produce
Hannah Burr Studio
Haute to Death
Hearty Greetings
Issue Press
John Maggie + Niki Williams
Lindsay Farris
LTU Graphic Design
Maamoul Press
Megan Major
Nate Pyper
Not Book Club
Other Forms
Paper Cuts
Pas de vagues
Pitymilk press
Print Cache
Soberscove Press
Temporary Services / Half Letter Press
Todd Freeman
Wayne State University Press

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Lawrence Weiner | As Often As Not

Lawrence Weiner
As Often As Not
Paris, France: Onestar Press, 2017
30.5 cm diameter
Open edition

A fibreglass dishwasher safe serving tray, available from the publisher, here, for 75 €.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

This week on Tumblr

This week on Tumblr: Kitchenware. Works by Lawrence Weiner, Jenny Holzer, Maurizio Cattelan, Cary Leibowitz, Kara Walker, David Shrigley, Roy Lichtenstein, General Idea, Barbara Kruger, etc. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Ben Vautier | ART-ABC

Ben Vautier
Cologne, Germany: Edition Hundertmark, 1984
30 x 22 x 2 cm.
Edition of 30 signed copies

The 86th boxed work by Edition Hundertmark consists of a black metal plate, at least 26 white magnetic letters (some boxes contained over 50) and a sheet with possible examples.  (people make sentences they want).

Available from the publisher, here, for 1800 Euro.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Carol Cole | Silicone Breast

Carol Cole
Silicone Breast
Self-published, 2007
20.32 x 20.32 x 20.32 cm.
Edition of 20 signed copies

A boxed cast silicone rubber breast and glass compote.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Ed Ruscha | OH/NO

Ed Ruscha
Tampa, USA: Graphicstudio, University of South Florida, 2008
13.3 x 19.1 x 5.3 cm.
Edition of 230 signed, numbered and dated copies [+ 10 AP]

A cloth-covered hardbound book (with unprinted Mohawk Superfine paper) featuring two color fore-edge printing and silver gilt edges. The work is signed, dated, and numbered in pencil on the colophon inside the book.

The value of the work is estimated to be between $1000 and $1,500 US. 

Sunday, September 29, 2019

David Troostwyk | Advertisement Of An Idea

David Troostwyk
Advertisement Of An Idea 
London, UK: Audio Arts, 1976
audio cassette
Edition size unknown

On Sunday February 8th 1976,  David Troostwyk bought air time on a London commercial radio station, Capitol Radio Ltd, to advertise an idea. Before becoming an artist he had worked in advertising from 1944 to 1947, with the London Display Company. 

This Audio Arts Magazine cassette contains a condensed recording of the original three hour transmission during which nine identical 15 second commercials advertised the text of the idea. 

Troostwyk died of lung cancer on this day ten years ago, at the age of 80.