The Art Fair Company is pleased to announce that the METRO Show has formed an alliance with the Editions | Artists' Book Fair. This new cooperative venture will enable the group to mount the 15th edition of the E|AB Fair which, scheduled to take place November 1-4, was cancelled due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Editions | Artists' Books runs concurrently in the Altman Building next door to the Metropolitan Pavilion, where the METRO Show will be held from January 23-27.
"Understanding that Susan Inglett's Editions | Artists' Book Fair was a casualty of the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, we are delighted to provide a home for her esteemed fair" said Caroline Kerrigan Lerch, director of the METRO Show.
Says Susan Inglett: "We are grateful to our friends and colleagues at The Art Fair Company who have provided this incredible opportunity and are pleased to be exhibiting alongside their annual METRO Show at the adjacent Metropolitan Pavilion."
According to Inglett, visitors can count on exciting new offerings from the distinguished international exhibitors, as well as a full schedule of innovative events and opportunities. Special events include Kayrock's update on the Surrealist Exquisite Corpse, Invisible Corps, featuring artists Matthew Brannon, Ernesto Caivano, Chie Fueki, Kanishka Raja, Fred Tomaselli and Wendy White who will work independently throughout the day towards a final collaboration, printed and sold on site. Not to be outdone, Print Center has orchestrated the installation of a spectacular performative creation from Dennis McNett, Viking Ship. McNett, known for his elaborate constructions papered with relief prints, will be leading a workshop in Viking Shields. Visitors will have yet another chance to get their hands dirty when bookmaker extraordinaire Esther Smith hosts "Make Your Own Artists' Books". Punk Cult Club (Holland) comes to New York care of artKitchen and Luiscius Books in the form of lectures, screenings and a hair salon. Mohawk, anyone? Finally, Long Life China will create long life china before your very eyes. For information about all of this and more, visit www.eabfair.com for updates.
Says Inglett: "In honor of our 15th Anniversary, we have the great pleasure of announcing that Dana Schutz has created the special edition print to benefit the Fair." The presciently named Backstroke has been produced as a three-color woodblock print in a limited edition of 25. Dana has been working in innovative ways in printmaking since her graduation from Columbia in 2002 and continues to push our understanding and appreciation for the medium. Please support E|AB by adding this wonderful piece by Dana Schutz to your collection. Call for availability 212.647.9111 or email email@example.com.
Participants include: Anartist, NYC; artKitchen, Amsterdam; Aspinwall Editions, NYC; Benefit Print Project, NYC; Booklyn, Brooklyn; Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions at Rutgers University, New Brunswick; Bywater Bros. Editions, Toronto; Cannonball Press, Brooklyn; Carroll and Sons, Boston; Center Street Studio, Milton, MA; Bernard Chaveau Editeur, Paris; Cirrus Gallery & Cirrus Editions Ltd., LA; Clay Street Press, Cincinnati; Collaborative Art Editions, Temple Terrace, FL; Derringer Books, Woodbridge, CT; Division Leap, Portland; Evil Prints, St. Louis; Forth Estate, Brooklyn; Fulton Ryder, NYC; Graphic Matter, Antwerp; Highpoint Editions, Minneapolis; Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna; I.C. Editions, Inc., NYC; International Print Center, NYC; Island Press, St. Louis; Jungle Press Editions, Brooklyn; Kayrock, Brooklyn; David Krut Projects, Johannesburg/NYC; Landfall Press, Inc., Santa Fe; Le Neant Editeur, Paris; Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, NYC; Long Life China Company, Brooklyn; Lower East Side Printshop, Inc., NYC; Luiscius Books, s' Hertogenbosch; Marginal Editions, Brooklyn; LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, NYC; Oehme Graphics, Steamboat Springs; The Print Center, Philadelphia; Purgatory Pie Press, NYC; Revue Noire, Paris; 6 Decades Books, Brooklyn; Solo Impression, NYC; Specific Object, NYC; Studio 339, NYC; Kornelia Tamm Fine Arts, Rhinebeck; Cade Tompkins Projects, Providence; Cristen Tierney Gallery, NYC; 21st Editions, South Dennis, MA; Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH; and Irving Zucker Art Books, NYC.
Founded in 1998 by Susan Inglett of I.C. Editions and Brooke Alexander Editions, the Editions | Artists' Book Fair has grown in size and stature to become the premier showcase for contemporary publishers and dealers, presenting the latest and greatest in prints, multiples, and artists' books. The Editions | Artists' Book Fair is well known for its vibrant energy and innovation, thanks to its illustrious roster of exhibitors, presenting hundreds of artists representing New York, Johannesburg, Amsterdam, London, Paris and points in between.
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OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW
The Opening Night is Wednesday, January 23 and begins with a by-invitation-only Preview from 6 - 7 PM. The Public Preview begins at 7 PM. Tickets for the Public Preview are $75 dollars and are available online or at the door. Both previews continue until 9 PM. Designer Committee co-chairs include Mario Buatta, Ellie Cullman, John Derian, Maureen Footer, Mariette Hines Gomez, Miles Redd, Bunny Williams and Katie Ridder.
The show opens to the public on Thursday, January 24. Hours are Thursday, January 24: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Friday, January 25: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Saturday, January 26: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Sunday, January 27: 12 noon - 5:30 PM. General admission is $15 per person; a four-day METROpass is $30 per person.
ABOUT THE ART FAIR COMPANY
In 2009 Michael Franks, Chief Operating Officer, dmg world media, along with Mark Lyman, former Vice-President, dmg world media's Art & Antiques Fairs and SOFA Founding Director purchased the internationally renowned Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fairs - SOFA CHICAGO - from dmg world media, creating a new jointly owned firm, The Art Fair Company, Inc. (TAFC). In addition to the SOFA fair, TAFC produces The METRO Show and the Arts and Antique Dealers League of America Spring Show NYC. The Art Fair Company, Inc. is based in Chicago, IL. For more information visit theartfaircompany.com
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