LA Art Book Fair

Opening: Thursday, January 31, 6 - 9pm
Friday, February 1, 11 - 5pm
Saturday, February 2, 11am - 6pm
Sunday, February 3, 12pm - 6pm


The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Printed Matter presents the first annual LA Art Book Fair. 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 215 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from twenty countries.

Be sure to visit Darin Klein & Friends in ‘Zine World, a lively selection of local, national, and international artists and ‘zinesters representing independent publishing at its most innovative.

Darin Klein & Friends Present: Box of Books, Vol. VI. A hand-picked selection of all-new artists create small books for the latest volume, using the same fold-out technique and with widely differing content. Advertising, memory, love, language, identity, the archive, sex and more are explored through texts and images in this dynamic and affordable boxed set of twenty-three individual publications. Edition of 150, signed and numbered. Featuing Harold Abramowitz, Elijah Burgher, Jaqueline Cedar, Bernard Cooper, Garry Davis, Adam DeGraff, Jenna & Cali Thornhill deWitt, Hedi El Kholti, Johnnie JungleGuts, Jeremy Lucido, Scott McPherson, Mission Mini Comix, John Parot, Marina Pinsky, Andrew Printer, Peter Sebeckis, Lily Simonson, Vivian Sming, Jesse Spears, Mark Todd, Esther Pearl Watson, and Trevor Wayne.

Also at the Darin Klein & Friends booth, an LA Art Book Fair Exclusive:
Original artworks by Box of Books, Vol. VI participant Elijah Burger on view and available to purchase! 

Elijah Burgher

Young Werther versus The Immoralist, 2011
Colored pencil on paper
14 x 17 inches

PLUS: In response to the Los Angeles ethos as the center of the ‘zine universe, the LA Art Book Fair is proud to host the following exhibitions curated by Darin Klein:

GSD: Skate Fate till Today
Southern Californian Gary Scott Davis is the producer of intimate and innovative artist books today, and was one of the most influential figures in early underground skateboard culture and 'zine-making. Unleashed upon the skate-boarding world from 1981 to 1991, Skate Fate was the first and longest-running home-made, photo-copied skate ‘zine. Highlights of the exhibition include a complete set of Skate Fate ‘zines, small-run one-off titles, and ephemera related to Davis’ music projects Custom Floor and Carpet Floor.

Bedwetter and Beyond: 

The Complete Bookworks of Christopher Russell
From his first "destroy-to-enjoy" Bedwetter titles to a variety of collaborative efforts and his elegant and enduring monographs, this exhibition is the first complete survey of Los Angeles-based artist Christopher Russell's bookworks. Intricate and unique one-of-a-kind artist books round out this exhibition, adding to the breadth of Russell’s ambitious and prolific output dating from the mid-1990s to the present.