The Archive Magazine Rack is made of steel, attaches to the wall and comes in multiple colors, which you can combine to create a bigger magazine rack. Fill a whole wall up!
Available at dutchbydesign.com for £12.50
Saturday: Book Launch: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, chronotopes & dioramas. This companion volume to the exhibition at Dia at the Hispanic Society includes a photo "atlas" by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster; new writing by Spanish novelist Enrique Vila-Matas; an essay by curator Lynne Cooke with parallel commentary by Gonzalez-Foerster; and a contribution by author and editor Bradford Morrow. 3pm. Free but RSVP. (images above are from her show.)
Pam Butler, The Good Girl Book Book Launch and Signing at Printed Matter. 5-7pm.
Monday: The 18th Annual Poets House Showcase. On display: all the poetry books published in the United States during the last year. From micro-press chapbooks to CDs to volumes from major commercial publishers, over 2,000 poetry titles are gathered together at Poets House. Opening reception 6-8pm. On view through July 31.
Ongoing: The Peregrinations & Pettifoggery of W.C. Fields at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Vincent Astor Gallery. A collection of photographs, posters, letters and memorabilia from the Fields family is on view through August 21st and W.C. Fields' movies will be screening on Tuesdays. Fun! Full list of stuff here.
Flickr Finds: Christian Montoner's vintage art supply collection
I'm really bummed that Grafik magazine, strangely the only interestingly designed graphic design magazine, is folding!
The Camera Club of New York is having an open call for a one day zine and self-published photo book fair. Drop off your book or zine during gallery hours Monday-Saturday, 12-6pm at Attn: Zine Fair The Camera Club of New York, The Arts Building 336 West 37th Street, Suite 206 New York, NY 10018-4212. Click here for more info.
Saturday: Gay Print / Queer Zines panel discussion. Tracing the history of queer publications, from underground "gay rags" to current contemporary independent and mainstream magazines, GAY PRINT / QUEER ZINES looks at how design and the editorial process has both been shaped by and help shape the attitudes and identity of the queer community. Panelists include dudes from Butt, K48 and OUT magazine. Museum of Arts + Design. 3pm. $7 General / $5 Students. Tickets available here.
Sunday: The Giant Lit Mag Fair at Housingworks Bookstore Cafe. With Canteen, Glimmer Train, Ecotone, Electric Literature, The Literary Review, The Oxford American, Make, Slice, Zeek and more. Noon - 5pm. Free.
This adorable wood magazine file is handmade in Rochester, New York by Jenny and Jim. Their Etsy store is down for the next week or so, but bookmark this and check back!
Friday: Rock Paper Show's New York release party. 7-8pm at The Strand, NYC. Geoff Peveto, curator of Rock Paper Show and president of the American Poster Institute will be there as will some of the artists from the book to chat and sign things.
Friday and Saturday: The Warehouse Sale at Paula Cooper gallery! An exclusive and limited-time offering of hundreds of titles from Printed Matter and 192 Books at deep discounts - up to 60% off! 521 West 21st St. Both days 10am-6pm.
All Weekend: Bushwick Open Studios. Visit studios, see art, talk to people, drink their beers. For a full list of participating buildings and events, see www.artsinbushwick.org.
Monday: John Waters in conversation with the New York Public Library's Paul Holdengraber. The legendary filmmaker and connoisseur of bad taste presents his new collection of personal essays, Role Models, in which he pays homage to the artists (and Baltimore bar owners) who have inspired him (think Denton Welch, Johnny Mathis and Cristina Stead). Bryant Park, 8pm. $25 seats and a limited selection of free seating will be available at 7pm.
Flickr Finds: Mickey the Pixel's underground comics collection
Verlyn Klinkenborg's Further Thoughts of a Novice E-Reader
A wonderful new bookstore, Mast, has opened up on Ave. A between E. 4th and 5th Streets, next to the New York Magazine store. A very well curated space, filled with art books and the like. Prices are excellent, and they're buying books, so you should get your fabulous boxes down there.
Lists: To-dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts, and Other Artists' Enumerations from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art
by Liza Kirwin
7 x 10", Paperback , 208 pages
There is something cool/illuminating about seeing the process behind an artist's work--the diagrams, early sketches and notes. And for me, perhaps even more so, there's a thrill in seeing the way an artist or writer whom I admire deals with the more mundane, day-to-day details of her life: the grocery lists, address books, doodles, to-dos and schedules. Liza Kirwin, manuscripts curator at the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, has collected notes and lists from some major artists (Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder, Vito Acconci) and historical moments (Paula Cooper's pre-gallery opening to-do list, an early version of Ludwig Sander's list of members of The Club-an art discussion group who's members included Ad Reinhart and Willem de Kooning) into this very nice looking book. Franz Kline's humble taste in food and enormous appetite for booze give me tender feelings toward him. Adolf Konrad's great attention to sartorial detail makes me jealous/psyched. In a list of expenses torn out of a notebook and given to Sam Wagstaff, Gordon Newton includes $5 for "Bad Habits." If only mine cost so little. I pour over this book with both a voyeur's sneaky excitement and an eye for art historical details.
The collection is also a show entitled To-Dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts, and Other Artists' Enumerations from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art and it runs through Sept. 27 at the Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture's Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery in Washington DC.
Spreads from the book.
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Le Bouc (The Goat!), designed by Belgian Mathieu Gabiot, is a really exciting piece of furniture - kind of awkward and elegant all at once. It's current without being trendy and I can see it fitting into any sort of decor - even mixed in with lots of vintage stuff that's not modern or contemporary. Actually - I want it.
Le Bouc is available on Gabiot's site for €195, shipping from Begium
All Weekend: MondoHomo Dirty South: a festival of indie and DIY bands, DJs, drag and burlesque performance, craft and art shows, spoken word, dance parties, and community building that celebrates the Queer contribution to music, arts, culture, and justice. Various events all weekend, including an art show tonight. See website for details.
Tonight: Goodreads hosts a night of literature and barhopping. Start out at the Housing Works Bookstore where Colson Whitehead (Sag Harbor), Emily St. John Mandel (The Singer's Gun) and Amy King (I'm the Man Who Loves You) read their work. Then become part of a bookish mob as the group moves to Botanica bar, Tom and Jerry's, KGB and beyond. 7pm. Free.
Friday: kids of all ages, a celebration of children's books and the artists behind them, opens Friday with a reading of An Awesome Book by Dallas Clayton and a bunch of fun sounding activities like drawing on free pairs of kid-sized Vans shoes. At THIS Los Angeles. 7-10pm. Free.
(Above image of badges made for the London Zine Symposium by Mark Pawson.)
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