The NY Art Book Fair takes place this weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). The Fair features contemporary art books, artists’ books, art periodicals, and ‘zines offered for sale by over 70 international publishers. Former Chelsea resident Stefan Brecht’s newly released book of photographs, 8th Avenue (onestar press) will be available at the fair. In his review of Brecht’s book, Ed writes:
Every morning, Stefan walked up 8th Avenue to the Hotel Chelsea from his home in Greenwich Village, recording his journey in photographs. The photographs are not what you might imagine, however, not street scenes or portraits of Chelsea neighborhood characters. They are instead photos of the sidewalk itself, the actual pavement over which Brecht walked, with all its cracks and crevices, its grease stains and gum spots, revealing the history of the many generations of feet that have trod over it. The photos, in black and white, have a striking, abstract expressionist quality.
Be sure to stop by, and you might find books by other Chelsea artists as well. Printed Matter is located at 548 West 22nd Street, NYC. The hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday.