You are cordially invited to the HEROES & VILLAINS Book Release Party and Signing Event at Launch
Thursday, September 1st, 7-10 pm
125 East 6th Street (across the street from Coles French Dip) Los Angeles, CA 90013 323.899.1363
Please join LAUNCH LA, Merry Karnowsky and ZERO+Publishing for a night of art, music and refreshments as photographers Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho with participating artists in attendance sign books throughout the evening.
An exhibition of selected photographs and special project installation with contact sheets and Polaroids will be on view in the main gallery.
Heroes & Villains by photographers Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho is a collection of portraits surveying hundreds of the most intriguing personalities in today's pop culture movements such as Robert Williams, Mark Ryden, Marion Peck, Gabrielle Bell, David Choe, Shepard Fairey, Todd and Kathy Schorr, The Clayton Brothers, and Camille Rose Garcia. The resulting book unveils the persona, unique vision and inner character of over 100 of these iconic figures from their project. To further illuminate the motivations and impact of this diverse group of artists, this beautifully published hardcover volume includes an essay and fourteen in-depth interviews by Amanda Erlanson.
Join us this summer for a residency with musician and sound curator Jessica Catron. For her project Sing Your Favorite Book, performers will sing excerpts from their favorite books, in conjunction with the exhibition Ed Ruscha: On the Road
Timur Bekbosunov will be singing selections from "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman.
The Hammer Museum’s Public Engagement program seeks to create a new kind of interactive museum: an artist-driven visitor engagement program that encourages contact among visitors, artists, and Museum staff, and activates spaces in imaginative ways.
Public Engagement and AIR were established in 2009 thanks to a James Irvine Foundation Arts Innovation Fund grant. Via AIR, artists examine and respond to fundamental museum issues related to the visitor experience in an attempt to deepen the Hammer’s connection with its guests.
Printed Matter is pleased to present a collection of work from proto-punk artist and photographer Jimmy De Sana. Featuring his rarely exhibited “101 Nudes” portfolio alongside original Polaroids, a hand-collaged scrapbook, and out-of-print publications carrying his images, the exhibition represents the first New York showing of his work in five years. The artwork will be on view at Printed Matter August 2nd through August 31st, 2011.
A rare opportunity to have Tim Burton sign your exhibition catalogue (seen here) and Art of Tim Burton purchased at one of our LACMA’s stores. Tim Burton opens to the public on May 29.
Pavilion for Japanese Art | Free, no reservations | Signing limited to 2 books per person | A receipt as proof of purchase from LACMA stores is required | Signing will end promptly at 2 pm | Purchase books online
Big City Forum in conjunction with LAAA/Gallery 825 presents an evening about the written word. Join a group of LA's most talented up and coming authors for a lively conversation as they explore ways in which fiction shapes our thinking about personal and collective narratives.
Los Angeles Art Association Gallery 825 825 N. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90069
Matt (via Dana) invited me to his book launch for On a Stick at Border Grill in downtown LA. It was a night of small bites (lots of them) and smiles for miles. Which perfectly fit the theme of the book: party-perfect recipes... on a stick. Because eating anything on a stick is always more fun.
Seeing as I'm Vietnamese, I'm excited to try Matt's tasty looking recipe for Bo La Lot (betel leaf wrapped lemongrass beef), Caprese Sticks and Pizza Skewers (I know my French-Italian husband will love), and Grilled Fruit Skewers (for Lulu, our resident fruitcake).
Lulu lovesfood -- even in books. So I gave her Matt's book to review. Following are her thoughts caught on video:
Final verdict? On a Stick is good enough to eat. Like, for reals, eat!
Printed Matter is pleased to announce the opening of Learn to Read Art: A History of Printed Matter, an off-site exhibition at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. The exhibit presents a survey of the publishing output of Printed Matter, Inc. over the last 35 years. Curated by Max Schumann, Associate Director, and AA Bronson, the show will be open to the public at the Philip Feldman Gallery April 7 – June 17, 2011.
Book Signing & Meet-up with Heidi Swanson Thursday April 7, 6pm - 8pm
Potluck: If you want to bring something to share with others - it could be from 101 Cookbooks, Super Natural Cooking, Super Natural Every Day, or just a recipe you really love - we'll set up a table for food. But if you don't have time to make something, please please don't let that stop you from coming.
Omnivore Books on Food 3885a Cesar Chavez Street San Francisco, CA 94131 415.282.4712
Printed Matter is pleased to launch New York by Numbers, a new book from Dutch photographer and conceptual artist Hans Eijkelboom. Please join us this Wednesday, April 6, 5-7 PM, for a reception and signing. Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Avenue, between 21st and 22nd Street in New York City.
New York By Numbers was created by Eijkelboom over a three week period in May of 2010. The series of images represent a kind of artistic-anthropological study, a meticulous effort to find and photograph one hundred people wearing numbers on their clothing, 1 through 100. Working within the confines of the task (what soon became a game), Eijkelboom has generated a collection of images that are both playful and revealing. His photographs, taken together, are as much driven by the whimsical “need” to capture elusive numbers as they are an opportunity to snapshot a hundred moments activated by an encounter with the right hat, backpack or sports jersey. Each image is, in a sense, the image he’s been looking for.
OsGemeos are in town getting ready for the big "Art in the Streets" opening at MOCA in a couple of weeks. The stars aligned and we ended up hosting their birthday dinner at our home with new and old friends in tow -- nearly a decade after we first met during their inaugural trip to America. We've been lucky to catch the twins over the years, but what made the evening incredibly special was our reunion dinner included photographers Louise and Ig from LostArt, who were also with us 10 years ago (see related link below).
I found my original photographs from the 2001 visit and we happily took the trip down memory lane together. Back then, we were much poorer (the twins crashed on the floor of our 150 square foot sublet in New York City) and aside from a lifestyle upgrade for all of us, not much else has changed except that OsGemeos is now more of a household name in the contemporary art scene and we're all a bit chubbier.
As seen in the slideshow above, here we are hanging with old pals, Ig and Louise from LostArt and Gustavo and Otavio of OsGemeos and Wendy, Arnaldo, Koyo and Ray. We celebrated the twins' birthdays and 10 years of friendship. Cheers to many more years ahead...
Congratulations to our dear friend and James Beard Award-nominated cookbook author, Heidi Swanson on publishing another kick ass cookbook, Super Natural Every Day! Making and eating healthy foods doesn't have to be hard or intimidating and more importantly, it can be tasty and fun to cook (if you have Heidi's Super Natural Cooking, then you already know this).
Heidi's new culinary compendium is filled with nearly 100 of her favorite nutrient-rich every day meals. Inside this carefully curated cookbook, you'll find doable recipes requiring five or less components. As Heidi states, "Simply put -- here are real foods and good ingredients made into dishes that are nourishing and worth eating and sharing." I am excited to incorporate her go-to recipes to our regular rotation of home-cooked family meals including her tasty looking yogurt biscuits, crepes (my French/Italian husband cannot get enough of Heidi's cooking), open-face egg sandwich, popcorn, black sesame otsu, and roasted strawberries (now that they're back in season)!
Enjoy the dreamy photographs (many shot by our other good pal Wayne), catch yourself drooling, and then hike on over to the Farmer's Market and stock up. We are in for a treat. You are in for a treat. And my seven-year-old-cooking-club, City Cooks Club is in for a treat! For delicious and sophisticated-but-simple foods, do yourself a favor and buy Super Natural Every Day, today!
And thanks for the shout out, Heidi! I can't wait to cook with you again.
Like the thousands of children before her, Lulu loves Goodnight Moon, the children's picture book written by Margaret Wise Brown. Published in the late 1940s, it seems as popular today as it ever was then. And just like the Sophie giraffe, it's one of the items you know nearly every parent-friend of yours has.
I have always thought the book's art by Clement Hurd to be a little dark, maybe even creepy. But Lulu's demands for the book to be read over and over (in French and English) reassured me that she was digging the small cast of characters, rhythm of the words, and bedroom full of fun.
Goodnight Dune, a retelling of the children's classic updated with Dune characters and environments is making the pop culture geek in me flip out. Who created such a cool mash up?! Enter Julia Yu, a senior developer at The Daily Beast. In her own words she describes her inspiration and process below:
Goodnight Dune was written and illustrated after I saw this article for Five Sci-Fi Children's Books on College Humor, linked from a Reddit post which asked for a more fleshed out version of the book. While the original parody art was amazing I decided to stick closer to the original Goodnight Moon art style, using some stylistic elements from the David Lynch movie version of Dune.
Wow. Seriously. Wow. So cool! I bet all Gen-X parents are loving this new iteration. I only wish Goodnight Dune could be published and read nightly in our household. Following are a few images to get you psyched. Read the whole thing here:
[Shout out to my pal Michelle for the link share!]