“Major Tease,” Deborah Oropallo. From Pomp, published by Gallery 16.
This past weekend Printed Matter’s second annual LA Art Book Fair filled the Geffen Contemporary Museum in downtown Los Angeles with an astounding array of publications. More than 270 exhibitors from 19 countries displayed books of all sorts, from zines to high-end, limited edition books, and everything in between. Among the frenzy of images, the ongoing trend of photographs that play with an element of collage—whether straightforward photo collage or images seemingly inspired by it—was well represented at the fair. We put together some of our favorites from the overwhelming number of volumes on display.
“Tenting,” Lucas Blalock. From Windows Mirrors Tabletops, published by Mörel Books.
“#24,” Brea Souders. From Spectre // Spectrum, issue no. 5 of Conveyor Magazine.
“Catch a Fire,” Peter Sutherland. From Sender, published by Printed Matter.
“Blue suit, yellow bag,” Bettina Hubby. From Uniforms, published by The Ice Plant.
“All your dreams belong to us 2,” Charlie Rubin. From Strange Paradise, published by Conveyor Editions.
“Untitled (The Arrangement),” Ruth Van Beek. From The Arrangement, published by RVB Books.