Another artists book fair: close on the heels of last week’s NY Art Book Fair is the Eleventh Annual E/AB Fair, “Editions / Artists Books” on view October 31 – November 2nd at The Tunnel, 263 Eleventh Avenue, between 27th and 28th Streets.
From the website: Founded in 1998 by Susan Inglett of I.C. Editions and Brooke Alexander Editions, the Fair has grown in size and stature to become the premier showcase for contemporary publishers and dealers presenting the latest in prints, multiples and artists’ books FREE to the public. Today, located in The Tunnel, the Fair fills an entire New York City block, running from 11th Avenue to the West Side Highway. The Tunnel generously accommodates sixty-three of the most exciting international exibitors and hundreds of artists representing New York, Los Angeles, Johannesburg, Amsterdam, London, Paris and points in between.
FREE to the Public: Friday – Sunday, 31 October-2 November 2008
Hours: 11 AM – 7 PM Friday & Saturday; 11 AM – 4 PM Sunday
During the Fair visitors will be treated to three days of intimate conversations on art with some of today’s most exciting artists, collectors, and publishers. The symposia series will be held in our elegant lounge furnished by Kartell and is free and open to the public, courtesy of Art on Paper magazine. Special guest speakers include conversations with artists Richard Tuttle, James Siena, and Jill Magid. New this year, E|AB is proud to announce that Mickalene Thomas will be creating and printing a portrait of Michelle Obama with Brand X Projects Saturday night from 5 to 7. Widely known for her lush portraits of African American women, Thomas has shown at the Studio Museum in Harlem and P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center. Proceeds from the sale of the print will benefit Books for Kids Foundation.
I find it very interesting to note the increasing presence of photography being represented by galleries at print fairs.
The IFPDA Print Fair is on view at The Park Avenue Armory through Sunday (between 66th and 67th Street.
From the website: Art fairs with a special focus on fine and original prints offer a wonderful opportunity to visit our member dealers and view American, European and Japanese prints from old master to modern and contemporary. In addition to participating in Print Fairs endorsed or sponsored by the IFPDA, many of our members regularly exhibit at prestigious international art fairs as well. Use the links below to find out more about fairs that may be taking place near you and for a list of the IFPDA dealers you will find at each fair.
Other print fairs on the calendar that are organized by IFPDA:
INK Miami December 04 2008 — December 07 2008
Los Angeles IFPDA Fine Print Fair January 22 2009 — January 25 2009
The San Francisco Fine Print Fair January 30 2009 — February 01 2009
The Seattle Print Fair February 07 2009 — February 08 2009