Clara Prioux is a French photographer whose prolific practice I really admire. Her work is at once very solemn and lighthearted, formal and witty, from her photographs to her self-published books to her online endeavors. She has the ability to find Las Vegas in a French small town and Hollywood in North Carolina, with hot dogs and Cher as a common thread.
Here is my long overdue post-New York Art Book Fair reading spree! I mostly focused on cheaper publications (and gifts) because all my money went into my plane ticket, but I also had so much free fun.
Raphaele Godin, MMX, Éditions Lutanie
This book was actually sold out in New York so I got mine in the mail after I got back (it was a gift because I scanned all of the images in it!). It’s super amazing and refreshing in both its form and content, half-way between a shiny, fleeting magazine and a precious book; it definitely got the success that it deserved. And you might recognize this blog’s writer on the spread above.
Sarah Rara, Actual Reality Libretto (Introducing the universe to humans)
I scored this zine on the Ooga Booga stand. It’s full of great statements about the universe, which is all I’m about (I was already sold just when I read the title).
Peter Sutherland, Division of Wildlife, Newnature
I got this zine at the CalArts table, which was full of (reasonably priced) gems. I have admired the work of Peter Sutherland for a while and was glad to finally get some beautiful work of his.
A Selection of Snapshots Taken by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, A.R.T. Press
While I helped out at the Paraguay Press table (for whom I interned this summer), I got to hang out with our table neighbor Alejandro Cesarco of A.R.T. Press. We got along really well, so I gave him the only copy of a mini zine of my work I had planned to make as a business card for the fair, and he gave me this beautiful book that he published.
Jason Fulford, Crushed, J&L Books
This was my first impulsive purchase of the fair, because I love that book and didn’t know that it had been re-issued, so I jumped on the occasion. A great classic for my collection.
The Social Life of the Record, Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, Paraguay Press
I went home with a bunch of Paraguay Press books that wouldn’t fit into the suitcase going back to Paris. This one is part of a series of zines in which commissioned artists write about their relationship to books (The Social Life of the Book), but this time it’s about records and the various spaces they occupy.
If my budget allowed, I would have also purchased this beautiful book about Robert Kinmont from Mousse Publishing, this catalog from Sternberg Press, many publications from the Ed Varie table, Raise the Bar by Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs from the RVB Books table, and all of Erik Kessels’ In Almost Every Picture, amongst others.
18 Nov 2013 / 15 notes / SLOR SLOB paraguay press J&L books J&L jason fulford felix gonzalez-torres A.R.T. Press peter sutherland newnature sarah rara lucky dragons raphaele godin éditions lutanie MMX nyabf2013 new york art book fair erik kessels rvb books in almost every picture ed varie raise the bar taiyo onorato & nico krebs garden variety mousse publishing robert kinmont
Some of the arrangements of treasures that I have photographed around me lately
My friend Alex’s collections in her bedroom in LA last spring
Gabriel Orozco’s Asterisms at the NY Guggenheim last winter
My favorite flea market in Paris this summer (Marché d’Aligre)
My mom’s drawings in progress on her kitchen table this summer
My friend Emily makes the best packages for her friends