Printed Matter, Inc., the New York-based non-profit organization committed to the dissemination and appreciation of publications made by artists, will host a Benefit Auction and Selling Exhibition at the Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space to help mitigate damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.
During the storm, Printed Matter experienced severe basement flooding resulting in the loss of 9,000 books, as well as significant damage to their 36-year-old archive. Proceeds from the Benefit will support their recovery as well as aid the organization in its capacity-building effort to establish a more durable foundation for its services into the future.
The Sandy Relief Benefit Auction has three basic components: a selling exhibition of rare publications and other donated works; an online, silent auction of artworks on display at the venue; and a live auction of selected works that will close the Benefit on March 9.
A special preview and reception will be held February 28th, 6-8pm, to mark the unveiling of all 120 works and to thank the participating artists and donors. The opening will feature a solo performance by cellist Julia Kent (Antony and the Johnsons and ex-Rasputina), followed by a shared DJ set from Lizzi Bougatsos (Gang Gang Dance) & Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio). The event is free and open to the public.
All works will then be available for viewing at the Rauschenberg Project Space March 1–9, 11–7pm. A majority of the works will be available for bidding during this time. Bids can be made online or at the venue. All Selling Exhibition works may be viewed and purchased at the venue during this period as well.
The Live Auction will take place March 9, 6–8:30pm with approximately 20 selected works to be auctioned. Bidding will commence at 7pm sharp, while final bids and offers on all other works can also be made. The evening will feature a performance by Alex Waterman on solo cello with electronics. Tickets may be pre-purchased here.
In addition to auction works, a vitrine-based exhibition of rare books, artworks and ephemera are available for viewing and purchase. This material includes some truly remarkable items from the personal collection of Robert Rauschenberg, donated by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in memory of the late Printed Matter Board Member John McWhinnie. Among the works available are books and artworks from Marcel Duchamp, Willem de Kooning, Alfred Steiglitz, Joseph Beuys, Brigid Berlin (Polk), as well as a Claes Oldenburg sculpture, a rare William S. Burroughs manuscript, and the Anthology Film Archive Portfolio (1982). Additional vintage artists’ books have been generously donated by the Sol LeWitt Estate. Works include pristine copies of Autobiography (1980), Four Basic Kinds of Straight Lines(1969), Incomplete Open Cubes (1974), and others. Three Star Books have kindly donated a deluxe set of their Maurizio Cattelan book edition.
Includes works by: Michele Abeles, Ricci Albenda, Carl Andre, Cory Arcangel, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Tauba Auerbach, Trisha Baga, John Baldessari, Sebastian Black, Mark Borthwick, Carol Bove, Kerstin Brätsch, Sascha Braunig, Olaf Breuning, Cecily Brown, Sophie Calle, Robin Cameron, Sean Joseph Patrick Carney, Nathan Carter, Paul Chan, Dan Colen, David Kennedy Cutler, Liz Deschenes, Mark Dion, Shannon Ebner, Edie Fake, Matias Faldbakken, Dan Graham, Robert Greene, Hans Haacke, Marc Handelman, Rachel Harrison, Jesse Hlebo, Carsten Höller, David Horvitz, Marc Hundley, Alfredo Jaar, Chris Johanson, Terence Koh, Joseph Kosuth, Louise Lawler, Pierre Le Hors, Leigh Ledare, Zoe Leonard, Sam Lewitt, Klara Liden, Peter Liversidge, Charles Long, Mary Lum, Noah Lyon, McDermott & McGough, Adam McEwen, Ryan McNamara, Christian Marclay, Ari Marcopoulos, Gordon Matta-Clark, Wes Mills, Jonathan Monk, Rick Myers, Laurel Nakadate, Olaf Nicolai, Adam O’Reilly, Philippe Parreno, Jack Pierson, Richard Prince, RH Quaytman, Eileen Quinlan, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Ed Ruscha, Tom Sachs, David Sandlin, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Cindy Sherman, Josh Smith, Keith Smith, Buzz Spector, Frances Stark, Emily Sundblad, Andrew Sutherland, Peter Sutherland, Sarah Sze, Panayiotis Terzis, Cheyney Thompson, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Nicola Tyson, Penelope Umbrico, Fredrik Værslev, Visitor, Danh Vo, Dan Walsh and Ofer Wolberger.
Henrik Purienne : “What do you say to them that’s so fucking funny?”
07/03/13 - 24/03/13
Currently based in Cape Town South Africa, fashion photographer and documentary filmmaker Henrik Purienne already has an impressive client list including American Apparel, Stussy and Adidas. In 2009 he launched the annual fashion magazine ‘Mirage’, a 400+page vision of fashion, swimwear, and jetset hedonism.
An interviewer once asked, “What is an average day like for Henrik Purienne?” His reply; “I wouldn’t know, I’ve never had an average day.”
Create are pleased to present his first UK exhibition, accompanied by Create Publishing’s launch of the accompanying zine, documenting the ‘before and after shots’ taken from his fashion shoots.
“While editing my book, I realised every spool has one or 2 shots of girls cracking up at jokes between posing”, my ex-girlfriend use to ask me, “What do you say to them that’s so fucking funny?”
The exhibition’s opening night & zine release will be held at Space@Create on Thursday 7th of March, and the exhibition will run until the 24th March.
If you’re in New York this week, don’t miss the Editions|Artists’ Book Fair. Previously scheduled for early November, the fair was rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy.
Founded in 1998, the Editions|Artists’ Book Fair has grown to become the premier showcase for contemporary publishers and dealers, presenting the latest in prints, multiples, and artist’s books from New York to Johannesburg and Paris.
ikbird: Dirty Hands is a series of photographs taken on various trips to Ilkley Moor at the end of 2012. It is limited to ten copies and only available for trade so please get in touch if you would like to swap zines.