3/7/14

Darin Klein & Friends Present: Box of Books, Vol. VII


Box of Books, Vol. VII at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair, 2014

Darin, just a note to say how much I love the Box of Books that you brought me into. Every one is a winner, from those of my friends, to people I never heard of, even some I doubt are actually people! Under your inspiration, the artists assembled have totally rejiggered the concept of what a book can be, and brought it around to a new dimension via unlikely means, the use of what is an absurdly small canvas unfolded all out! It's like what Robert Creeley said at Black Mountain, "Form is never more than an extension of content." 
– Kevin Killian, Box of Books, Vol. VII participant      

Watch the Los Angeles Review of Books video about some of the exhibitors at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair 2014, including Darin Klein & Friends... HERE


Box of Books, Vol. VII at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair, 2014 
Free postcards from John Arsenault, Box of Books, Vol. VII participant 

Box of Books, Vol. VII at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair
John Arsenault, Box of Books, Vol. VII participant, installs photos

Box of Books, Vol. VII at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair
John Arsenault, Box of Books, Vol. VII participant, installs photos


1/26/14

Darin Klein & Friends Present: Box of Books, Vol. VII


Frontispiece for Box of Books, Vol. VII. Thanks to my pal and past Box of Books participantChristopher Kardambikis for helping me acheive my graphic goals!


Alright! It's official! All 23 books for the new volume are in. Now all we need is for lots of people to come see us at LA Art Book Fair. If you're interested in getting your hands on a box, but can't make it to the fair, drop a line and we'll work it out: darinklein.la@gmail.com 

Phil Davis, Nicholas Sung, Brian Villanueva Mendez

 
Center spread from Brian Villanueva Mendez's Successful Missionary

Amelia Ishmael, Adam Villacin, Content is Relative

Daniel Dallabrida, Bruno Fazollari, Dandy Industries

Peter Cochrane, Ursen Black, Christina Tsui

Box of Books, Vol. VII highlight: Anvil by Ursen Black. At 13, he's the youngest Box of Books contributor so far. Besides being a kick-ass artist, which you can see from his book, he's a great guy and we've got a special relationship - I introduced his parents! Now he even has a little brother, Jasper. Perhaps little bro can make a book for the project in 10 or so years. Stay tuned for further developments.

Anvil by Ursen Black

Anvil by Ursen Black

Anvil by Ursen Black

Anvil by Ursen Black

Anvil by Ursen Black. I've given the fold-out poster a caption: "Hi! I'm made out of bats."

Anvil by Ursen Black.

When Ursen was 11 and super into sea creatures, I got this tattoo of one of his drawings.

Ursen's sea creatures tattooed on my leg.





1/16/14

Darin Klein & Friends Present: Box of Books, Vol. VII

Three more

Left to right: Michelle Blade, Andrew Martin Scott, and Christina Tsui. These were waiting for me when I arrived home today. A great welcome! Plus, that means I'm just about halfway there, with books by 11 of the 23 participants. 

1/15/14

Darin Klein & Friends Present: Box of Books, Vol. VII

Latest arrivals

Just in! Left to right: Gavy Kessler, Tara Jane O'Neil, Ben Cuevas, and billy ocallaghan. 

1/12/14

Darin Klein & Friends Present: Box of Books, Vol. VII

John Arsenault

Ricardo Velmor

Two more books arrived. Well done, John and Ricardo!

1/10/14

Darin Klein & Friends Present: Box of Books, Vol. VII

Kevin Killian

Lisa Anne Auerbach

It feels official now - two Box of Books, Vol. VII participants have delivered their work! Thank you Kevin and Lisa. I'm really looking forward to seeing the rest of the books. LA Art Book Fair opens in three weeks so it won't be long before I have all of the work in my hands. 

12/6/13

Darin Klein & Friends Present: Box of Books, Vol. VII


Printed Matter's LA ART BOOK FAIR 2014
January 31- February 2, 2014
Opening: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 6–9 pm
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
FREE ADMISSION!!!
www.laartbookfair.net

Free and open to the public, the LA Art Book Fair is a unique event for artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and ‘zines presented by over 250 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers.

Be sure to visit Darin Klein & Friends in (XE)ROX & PAPER + SCISSORS, a super-sized subsection of the LA Art Book Fair, featuring ‘zinesters from home and abroad.

Darin Klein & Friends Present: Box of Books, Vol. VI. A hand-picked selection of all-new artists create small books for the latest volume, using the same fold-out technique and with widely differing content. Advertising, memory, love, language, identity, the archive, sex and more are explored through texts and images in this dynamic and affordable boxed set of twenty-two individual publications. Edition of 150, signed and numbered. Featuring John Arsenault, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Michelle Blade, Peter Cochrane, Content is Relative, Ben Cuevas, Daniel Dallabrida, Dandy Industries, Phil Davis, Chris Duncan, Bruno Fazzolari, Amelia Ishmael, Gavy K, Kevin Killian, Brian Villanueva Mendez, billy ocallaghan, Tara Jane O’Neil, Andrew Martin Scott, Nicholas Sung, Christina Tsui, Ricardo Velmor and Adam Villacin

LA Art Book Fair

Opening: Thursday, January 30, 6–9 pm
Friday, January 31, 11 am-5 pm
Saturday, February 1, 11 am–6 pm
Sunday, February 2, 12 pm–6 pm


The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 626-6222

www.moca.org