Friday, October 2nd – Lovely Daze 6 book launch at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in NYC

Lovely Daze is a curatorial journal of artists’ writings and artworks published twice a year in limited editions. We are pleased to launch our 6th Issue: A Rose is a Rose is a Rose is a Rose at this year’s New York Art Book Fair at P.S.1. with music by Mark Borthwick & Bow Ribbons (Pete + Willow) & WITH SWEETS BY LOVELY DAZE DESSERTS!!

Friday, October 2nd – 5pm til 6:30pm
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
22-25 Jackson Ave / Long Island City, NY 11101 (View map)
Free!

This event is hosted by Printed Matter as part of the annual NY Art Book Fair.

May 30, NYC—HUNGRY FOR DEATH: Destroy All Monsters Exhibition opening at Printed Matter in NYC

This Saturday, come to Printed Matter to rejoice among various ephemera created by the members of Michigan’s legendary music collective Destroy All Monsters including flyer art, posters, photos, magazines, records and drawings made over the course of the 1970s and after their reunion in 1996.

Here’s an anecdote to familiarize you with Destroy All Monsters’ steez, if you’re not already super excited about this show:

Formed at a house party in 1973, Destroy All Monsters’ original line-up [Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara, and Jim Shaw, among others] played their first gig at a comic book convention—where they were asked to leave after ten minutes—using prepared guitars, a drum machine, tape loops, and various other instruments to create an unorthodox sound of suburban dystopian psyche music that was equal parts Stooges, Albert Ayler, Sun Ra, Velvet Underground, and Sci-Fi B-movie shtick.

The opening will also feature a special musical performance by C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core), and the release of a limited edition of Destroy All Monsters’ lost LP SEXTET, available to the public for the first time ever. So whether you’re an avid fan who first experienced Bored/You’re Gonna Die as an angsty teenager, or a curious head who just wants to see what it’s all about — don’t hesitate, this is gonna be a good time.


Opening Saturday, May 30th from 5 – 7PM (closing August 29th)
Printed Matter
195 Tenth Avenue / New York, NY 10011
Free

Nieves Retrospective thru May 23rd at Printed Matter in New York, NY

Do you dream of a room filled with one-of-a-kind zines and art books made by amazing people, where you are free to spend long, contented afternoons perusing at your leisure? Consider Printed Matter your fantasy library. Currently on view is a collection of 100 + titles by Swiss publisher Nieves, ranging from “limited edition, photocopied zines, to more-formally recognized hardcover, perfect-bound and offset books.”

Included in Nieves’ catalog are works by Wesley Willis, Harmony Korine, Chris Johanson/Jo Jackson, Taro Hirano, David Shrigley, Maya Hayuk, Ira Cohen, Thurston Moore and many, many others

On view April 4th – May 23rd
Printed Matter
195 Tenth Avenue New York, NY 10011

For more info & hours, go here.