Saturday, May 19, 2018

Roman Signer

Roman Signer turns 80 today. 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Paul Butler | The Butler Edition

Paul Butler
The Butler Edition 
Toronto, Canada: Nothing Else Press, 2008
8.5" x 11"
Edition of 15 signed and numbered copies

The artist creates the quintessential “Butler” piece by altering an ad from a magazine, re-enforcing the cyclical relationship between advertising and the glamourization of its subject matter.

Paul Butler's New Old Works opens tonight at Division Gallery in Toronto, and continues until June 16th. For more information, visit the gallery website, here.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Andy Warhol Stockholm Catalogue

Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
Stockholm, Sweden: Moderna Museet, 1969
[644] pp., 27 x 21 cm., softcover
Edition size unknown

"Warhol’s first retrospective took place at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm in February – March, 1968. It has been argued by Germano Celant that this publication is the first example of the artist book-as-exhibition catalogue. Warhol was handed control of the layout and image selection, and he organized the book’s contents into three sections: a collection of his now-famous quotes, followed by page after page of images of his work arranged in a serial manner, and then a collection of photographs of the goings-on at Warhol’s New York studio, the Factory. For this second printing of the catalogue, a section with photographs of the exhibition’s opening party was added. Printed only as a soft cover and on cheap newsprint-quality paper, this book has become, again in Celant’s words, a “prototype of information as artwork…because of its linguistic use of photography as opposed to using photographs as documentation.”"

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Brian Eno turns 70 today

Siglio Press

The most recent catalogue from Siglio Press celebrates the independent publisher's tenth anniversary, as well as it's move from LA to the Hudson River Valley in New York. Founded in 2008 by Lisa Pearson, Siglio is "dedicated to publishing uncommon books that live at the intersection of art and literature. Siglio books are cross-disciplinary, hybrid works that defy categorization."

Their titles include books by or about John Cage, Marcel Broodthaers, Ray Johnson, Sophie Calle, Nancy Spero, and many other artists and authors.

2018 will see the list of titles Siglio have published rise to thirty, including a forthcoming compendium of writings by Dick Higgins, called Intermedia, Fluxus and the Something Else Press: Selected Writings by Dick Higgins. Edited by Steve Clay of Granary Books and Fluxus artist and scholar Ken Friedman (who worked with Higgins, as the General Manager for the Something Else Press in the early seventies), the book will be the first posthumous title by Higgins, who died twenty years ago this October. [Lisa, Steve or Ken: hook me up with a copy of this book, please].

Visit Siglio at

Become an "advocate" and get all four new titles this year (plus free shipping) for $100 US, here.

Monday, May 14, 2018