NYABF 2017 recap
The New York Art Book Fair (NYABF) 2017 is over. As always, it was total sensory overload. So many books, zines, prints, posters, pins, sculptures, musical performances, jerk chicken, and art lovers! But it was overload in a good way, well mostly good way...it def got WAY too hot in there on Saturday and Sunday but I still had a blast. Everything I loved, bought, thought, and ate below.
Everything that caught my eye at NYABF 2017
Everything I bought at NYABF 2017
Sticking to my $200 budget was very very hard. Here's what passed the sbsb acquisition criteria & why:
Jordan Nassar Couture sweatshirt ($120): I am OBSESSED with Jordan Nassar's work. I doubt I will ever be able to afford one of his fine art pieces...but his couture line is within reach! (I'll never be able to say that again). He sold out of the yellow sweatshirts on day one so I placed an advance order for one (hence the photo).
Walter Benjamin: Recent Writings ($30): Believe it or not I haven't read a SINGLE Walter Benjamin essay. This is unacceptable as he is a très important art writer. Also how beautiful is this book?! Published by New Documents.
Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse) by John Cage (special NYABF price $24): A real life Artist Book! Siglio Press (the publisher) is a personal favorite. I discovered them last year, and bought their Sophie Calle, Suite Vénitienne artist book - I flip through it weekly. Siglio does a fantastic job of publishing historic and contemporary artist books that are beautiful and affordable (almost impossible). Wondering what the 'background' is in the photo above? It's a poster that Siglio gave away with each purchase! Alongside publishing artist books, the Siglio team does an 'Ephemera Edition' each year. These are "small, inventive collections of simply made cards, posters, broadsides, pamphlets and/or booklets, created in collaboration with artists and writers." Read more about it here: Ephemera #11. Last year I got a gorgeous set of postcards.
Octahanky: Red Edition by Roger Peet of Just Seeds ($15): It's a cotton handkerchief that features one of nature's most intelligent creatures. Need I say more? Also Just Seeds is an awesome org. Look at the whole hanky here.
The remaining $11 was spent on a jerk chicken platter - I was too hungry to take a picture.
The Apparatus 22 Positive Tension (Curating Kit) is still haunting me...
Everything I thought at NYABF 2017
Oh wow! The AC is working this year, yey!
Why is everyone walking around with that 'WAS WAR WON' poster...should I get one? I don't get it.
Hmm...not as many people at the opening as I was expecting.
Am I cold?
I want to buy everything.
No Raking Leaves this year...boo.
Why are so many of the zines boderline pornographic?
Oooo lots of people here today.
Wish they would turn up the air.
Not many brown exhibitors here....
Jerk chicken for lunch!
We (artnerds) as a group, might not smell great.
I think I'm gonna go full nerd and get a book of essays.
There's too many people here! We must be above capacity.
omg. I think I'm going to pass out.
Next year I'm dressing line Chris Bogia from Fire Island Artist Residency (side-note: great org!)