Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Frankfurter Buchmesse

A small stand at the world's biggest book fair.
All artists' books and fine press publishers are concentrated in a few rows in Hall 4 on the first level, which makes it easy for collectors to visit all of them.
From all the fairs we participated so far, this 2009 Frankfurt edition
was for us the most successfull of all.
With Jean Delvaux, René Boell and a cake for francis' 25th frankfurt fair..

Ray Johnson original drawing

We were lucky to find in the bookshop "Specific Object" in Chelsea Ray Johnson's book "The Paper Snake" published in 1965 by The Something Else Press, New York.
To our surprise the book had an original drawing of a ladder in ballpen by Ray Johnson.
An "adder" is a kind of viper snake.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Franticham in New York

New York Art Book Fair in PS1/MoMA in Long Island

Visit at our stand from Richard Kostelanetz from NY
and luxembourger poet Pierre Joris living in NY

Visit of Ken Friedman's Exhibition "99 events"

Ray Johnson's exhibition in the Feigen Gallery

and Allan Karpow's "Yard" exhibtion

In Bill Wilson's house looking at his vast Ray Johnson's archives
and works by his mother May Wilson

Joel Cohen (Sticker Dude) singing a couple of songs for Bill

making a frottage for our next "New York" project