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Support your independent press. The LA ART BOOK FAIR 2020 has moved online, with links to all scheduled exhibitors and publishers.

From top: AA Bronson, After General Idea, courtesy and © the artist and Three Star Books, Paris; Jill Johnston, The Disintegration of a Critic, edited by Fiona McGovern, Megan Francis Sullivan, and Axel Wieder, courtesy and © Sternberg Press; Daido Moriyama, Visions of Japan, courtesy and © the artist and Komiyama, Tokyo; Linder, The Myth of the Birth of the Hero IV, 2012, courtesy and © Linder Sterling, Modern Art, London, Dépendance, Brussels, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm and Paris, and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, New York, and Tokyo (Linder, Linderism, Cambridge: Kettle’s Yard, 2020); McKenzie Wark, Reverse Cowgirl (2020), courtesy and © the author and Semiotext(e); Matthew Brannon, Avery Singer, 2015, courtesy and © the artist, JRP Ringier, and Art Catalogues.


DoPe Press is extremely happy to see the return of the Printed Matter–LA Art Book Fair to the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. We will be in section H07 on the main level.

Our newest publications—the journal PARIS LA 16: “The Fashion and Writing Issue” and the artist’s book …my life in the sunshine—Liz Craft 2006–2017—will be available, as well as our back catalogue and a selection of out-of-print titles.

For art and fashion lovers: In 2013 the artist Max Hooper Schneider created a silk scarf edition with P.P.M. Studio, Milan. We are offering the edition for purchase, as well as his last available original artwork from this series—dense, hand-drawn graphic lines recalling imaginative worlds and biologies—which will be part of a forthcoming book published by DoPe Press in September 2019.

In addition, we have invited some friends and family from Paris to share their publications and journals: Paraguay Press, MAY, and Profane.


Opening night, April 11, from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Friday, April 12, from 1 pm to 7 pm.

Saturday, April 13, from 11 am to 7 pm.

Sunday, April 14, from 11 am to 6 pm.

Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

152 North Central Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Cassi Namoda, Love and compromise between a clock and hyena, 2018, from “Selected Paintings,” PARIS LA 16; Liz Craft, …my life in the sunshine–Liz Craft 2006-2017 page layout; image from PARIS LA 16, drawing of Lotta Volkova by Cédric Rivrain, 2018; image from PARIS LA 14, photograph of Elizabeth Schmitt Jennerjahn and Robert Rauschenberg at Black Mountain College by Hazel Larsen Archer; image from Alex Hubbard, Eat Your Friends (DoPe Press, 2015); Max Hooper Schneider, silk scarf edition for P.P.M. Studio, 2013, photograph by Nuage Lepage, 2019; image from PARIS LA 14, Juliana Huxtable, Sympathy for the Martyr, 2015; image from Oscar Tuazon, Live (DoPe Press and Buchhandlung Walther König, 2014); cover image, Pentti Monkkonen, Box Truck Paintings (DoPe Press, 2014); PARIS LA 16 inside covers, Michèle Lamy, photograph by Katerina Jebb, 2018.


Join Rick Castro, Mariah Garnett, Nguyen Tan Hoang, William E. Jones, and Brontez Purnell at the L.A. Art Book Fair for the Dirty Looks event CONVERSION THERAPY.

The panelists will discuss “the language of filmmaking and how it relates to underground publishing.”*


Friday, April 12, at 6 pm.

Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

152 North Central Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: William E. Jones, The Fall of Communism as Seen in Gay Pornography, 1998, still, courtesy the artist and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles; Brontez Purnell, courtesy the artist; Nguyen Tan Hoang, courtesy the author; Mariah Garnett, Encounters I May or May Not Have Had with Peter Berlin, 2012, still, courtesy the artist; Tony Ward in Hustler White (1996), written and directed by Bruce LaBruce and Rick Castro, courtesy the artists.



Queer Zines 2 and the Queer Zines boxed set was released on the occasion of AA Bronson’s exhibition at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam last September. In February, at the LA Art Book Fair, the books were released in the U.S. along with an exhibition of some of the zines featured in the publications. The new volume and boxed set were produced after the popularity of the first edition, which sold out. This Thursday at 8:30pm at Pro qm in Berlin, AA Bronson, along with Yusuf Etiman of ‘Basso,’ Vincent Simon of ‘Dildo’ and ‘GayHouse,’ and Dean Sameshina of ‘Young Men at Play’ will be signing copies of the books. Vincent Simon will also release the new and final issue of GayHouse, a full-color sexual romp by Tom de Pekin. Selected additional issues of GayHouse will also be available for signing and purchase.


Queer Zines exhibition at LA Art Book Fair 2014 (image http://hyperallergic.com)

Queer Zines exhibition at LA Art Book Fair 2014 (image http://hyperallergic.com)

Queer Zines exhibition at LA Art Book Fair 2014 (image http://hyperallergic.com)