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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.


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In an exhibition curated by Ali Subotnick which “explores the comedic impulse in contemporary art,” THE PARTY was inspired by the Blake Edwards film of the same name.

Contributing artists include Catharine Czudej, Marepe, Jason Meadows, Pentti Monkkonen, Ruby Neri, David Robbins, Jennifer Rochlin, Frances Stark, Jeffrey Vallance, Dan Ciesielski, Sean Landers, Peter Land, and David Robbins


THE PARTY, through August 31.

ANTON KERN GALLERY, 16 East 55th Street, New York City.


Above: Pentti Monkkonen, Rabarbaro Zucca, 2018.

Below: Frances Stark, Bricks and Flakes, rough sketch for a kimono series, 2014.

Images courtesy of the artists and Anton Kern Gallery.

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The new artist’s book …MY LIFE IN THE SUNSHINE—LIZ CRAFT 2006–2017 is a stream-of-consciousness visual diary of Craft’s life and practice, featuring family and friends in California, Berlin, Washington State, Oslo, New York and beyond.

The 185 pages of color photographs include contributions by Craft’s partner Pentti Monkkonen, as well as Lena Henke, Paul-Aymar Mourgued’Algue, Dorothée Perret, and Fabian Marti and many others.


…MY LIFE IN THE SUNSHINE—LIZ CRAFT 2006–2017 (Los Angeles: DoPe Press, 2017).


See Louisa Elderton on Craft:


Above: Liz Craft, Mermaid (Becky), 2008–2015, Whitney Museum of American Art.

Below: Liz Craft, Mushroom Bubble (Black), 2016. Images courtesy of the artist.

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Matt Johnson, Drywall #5 (Baby Aqua M440–3), 2017. Painted wood, 72 x 101 x 72 inches (182.9 x 256.5 x 182.9 cm) Image credit: Venus Over Manhattan

Matt Johnson, Drywall #5 (Baby Aqua M440–3), 2017.
Painted wood, 72 x 101 x 72 inches (182.9 x 256.5 x 182.9 cm)
Image credit: Venus Over Manhattan

“Welcome to Concrete Island: an overlooked city within a city, an entropical paradise where leisure is lean….Listen to our walls: they speak in a rare blend of hobo shamanism and contemporary primitivism that captures the texture of the urban psyche.”*

This group show at Venus’ Boyle Heights outpost features work by Kelly Akashi, William Anastasi, Vern Blosum, Will Boone, Jedediah Caesar, Center for Land Use Interpretation, the Crenshaw Cowboy, Catharine Czudej, Jaime Davidovich, Harry Dodge, Sam Falls, Francesca Gabbiani, Kim Gordon, Matt Johnson, Lazaros, Jason Matthew Lee, Jason Bailer Losh, Tony Matelli, Pentti Monkkonen, Ruben Ochoa, Jon Pylypchuk, Ry Rocklen, Nancy Rubins, Sterling Ruby, Analia Saban, Blair Saxon-Hill, Max Hooper Schneider, Daniel R. Small, Piotr Uklanski, Kaari Upson, and Chris Wiley.


CONCRETE ISLAND, through May 20.

VENUS LOS ANGELES, 601 South Anderson Street, Los Angeles.



WEEKLY WRAP UP | DEC. 9-13, 2014


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This week on the blog we visited the new exhibition Paris De Noche at Night Gallery; we had a review on the last days at Art Basel Miami; we passed by Faire des Fleurs, a show curated by Camille Azaïs at Florence Loewy;  we heard about a new limited edition: Initiation; and we finally saw Pacific Sun, a stop-motion film by photographer Thomas Demand.