The good people of Printed Matter are heading west for the first annual LA Art Book Fair. The left coast counterpart of the beloved NY Art Book Fair gets underway tomorrow evening with an opening preview and runs through Sunday (we’ll take a Larry Clark pop-up shop over football any day) at the Geffen Contemporary, the Frank Gehry-renovated police car warehouse-turned-exhibition space that is part of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
The fair promises to be a feast of artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, and periodicals presented by some 200 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, and artists. Come for the zine scene–including a “Zine Masters of the Universe” exhibition featuring the work of Mark Gonzales, Ari Marcopoulos, Ray Pettibon, and Dash Snow–and stay for the Gagosian-presented homage to the late Mike Kelley, tarot card readings, and the chance to watch Jean-Philippe Delhomme sign your copy of The Unknown Hipster Diaries, among many other happenings. Can’t make it to MOCA? Snag Andrew Kuo‘s “Reasons to Move to L.A.”–all proceeds from print sales will help to keep the LA Art Book Fair free and open to the public.