Sunday, April 19, 2015

Books, Pamphlets and Zines by AA Bronson and General Idea

AA Bronson's contributions to artists' books and multiples can hardly be over-stated. He has been the director of both Printed Matter and Art Metropole, and founded the latter with the trio General Idea, in 1974. He has produced countless bookworks, multiples, editions and other publications, both with the collective (who were active from 1969 to 1994) and as a solo artist.

General Idea produced 26 issues of their legendary FILE Megazine between the years of 1972 and 1989. It is considered one of the most important artists' periodicals ever published. Bronson also founded and directed both the NY Art Book Fair (2005 to present) and the LA Art Book Fair  (2013 to present).

A selection of book works by Bronson and General Idea is currently on display at Tenderbooks, at 6 Cecil Court, in London. Alongside monographs and artists' books are rare pamphlets and zines from Bronson's personal archives, with many available to read or purchase.

The exhibition runs from the 17th of April until Mary 23rd, and is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11 to 6pm. For more information, visit the website, here.

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