From August 10–13, Printed Matter returned to Los Angeles — the first time back since 2019 — to present the 2023 LA Art Book Fair, which took place at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.
Initiated in 2013, the LA Art Book Fair (LAABF) is a celebration and international gathering for artists’ book publishers to distribute their work, connect to a broad audience, and nurture new and longstanding relationships. The Fair will feature a wide range of artists and collectives, small presses, institutions, galleries, antiquarian booksellers, and distributors, as well as a full calendar of book launches, discussions, performances, and special projects that highlight interdisciplinary artists’ publishing practices.
Printed Matter, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1976 by artists and art workers with the mission to foster the distribution, understanding, and appreciation of artists' books and related artists' publications. Through the NY and LA Art Book Fairs, two storefronts, an online catalog, and other distribution channels, Printed Matter circulates more than 45,000 publications annually on behalf of artists and independent publishers. Printed Matter also offers comprehensive free public programming, online resources, and educational initiatives for the medium.
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New Fundraising Editions
Printed Matter presents new limited-edition artworks by Arthur Jafa, Alake Shilling, and Sonya Sombreuil. Fundraising editions support Printed Matter’s year-round work of providing resources to artists and championing the artists' books and publications through programs and services including the NY and LA Art Book Fairs.
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Printed Matter would like to extend deep gratitude to the entire dedicated staff of MOCA, including Johanna Burton, Monica Roache, Alex Sloane, Michael Nauyok, Eva Seta, and Sergio Ramirez. We are thankful for the support of artists Carolina Caycedo, Arthur Jafa, Alake Shilling, and Sonya Sombreuil for their generous contributions to Printed Matter’s fundraising editions. Additional thanks to Everybody World, Leslie Diuguid of Du-Good Press, and Kayrock Screenprinting for their support in the production of these editions. Thank you to our cultural partners, Hauser & Wirth Publishers, ICA LA, and Japanese American National Museum (JANM) and to Anne Ellegood, Asuka Hisa, Tania Colette B., Jake Brodsky, Elizabeth Portanova, and Joy Yamaguchi. We are grateful to our LAABF 2023 supporters Cargo, Die Keure, GHP, Hyperallergic, BFA, Essentia, Floating, dublab, ACE Hotel, Manuela, Loqui, Waka Waka, Calipso Press, LAXART, Hamza Walker, Kameron McDowell, Conveyor Editions, Blum & Poe, Acid-Free, Tim Fleming, and our other partners and in-kind sponsors. Many thanks to Christopher and Kathleen Sleboda of Draw Down Books for their incredible design of the LAABF 2023 identity. A very special thanks to AA Bronson, Philip Aarons and Shelley Fox Aarons, and Printed Matter's full Board of Directors for their participation and support.
Printed Matter is deeply grateful to the members of our LAABF Committee for their generous contributions towards the 2023 LA Art Book Fair.
Lead Supporters: Phil Aarons & Shelley Fox Aarons, Barbara Kruger, Maurice Marciano Family Foundation, Jonas Wood
Supporters: Geoffrey Anenberg, Blum & Poe, Joe Day, Lauri London Freedman, Jane Hait & Justin Beal, Karma, Thomas Lavin, Davida Nemeroff, Regen Projects, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Graham Steele & Ulysses de Santi
Friends: AA Bronson, Inventory Press, Three Star Books
Support for Printed Matter, Inc.:
Printed Matter thanks its current funders: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Arison Arts Foundation, Cowles Charitable Trust, Frances and Benjamin Benenson Foundation, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, John W. and Clara C. Higgins Foundation, Imperfect Family Foundation, JLV Charitable Fund, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and New York State Council on the Arts. We are also grateful to our NYABF and LAABF Committees, our Members, and individuals worldwide for their support. For a complete list of our supporters, please visit printedmatter.org.
LAABF 2023 Staff
- Sonel Breslav — Director of Fairs & Editions
- Sanjana Iyer — Fairs & Editions Coordinator
- sgp — Fairs Assistant
- Camm Harrison — Head of Visitor Services
- A Nordz — Head of Exhibitor Services
- Micah Hickerson — Head of Installation
- Kathleen and Christopher Sleboda — Head of Design & Print Production
- David Senior — Program Organizer, The Classroom
- Noah Klein — Stage Director
- Megan Pai — Fair Intern
LA Art Book Fair is generously supported by
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