Looking for Art Between the Covers. – JIll Bikoff
New York is a city that celebrates the life of the mind. And where better to celebrate than in a bookstore with a special focus on art and art books? At Printed Matter, Inc. not only are the books about art, but many of them are artworks in and of themselves.
Located at 231 11th Avenue, Printed Matter is just as much a bookstore as it is an art gallery, working hard to promote the publications of artists. Anyone with an interest in art and books should consider this bookseller a must-see New York destination.
Printed Matter hosts exhibitions and events, including book launches, readings, signings and discussions. Exhibitions cover a large variety of art subjects including the present exhibition of Steven Leiber Catalogues which continues until December 7, 2019. Recent exhibitions highlighted the Artist Books of conceptual artist Sol LeWitt; the work of Nontsikelelo Mutiti, who explores the overlapping ideas of design, publishing behavior and hair braiding; and the cloud-related work of Batia Suter, a Swiss-born, Amsterdam-based artist.
The bookstore is constantly searching for unusual modes of expression to bring to the attention of the public. Explore the world where art and books collide, and give your mind the exercise it can only encounter in New York.