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photographs from the collection of Peter J. Cohen
edited by Melissa Catanese
Black & white
Softcover / 5.75 x 7.5 in
Foil stamp cover / includes 3×4.25 inch print
Offset printed in Pittsburgh, PA
Spaces Corners, 2013
Available for purchase through Spaces Corners, Printed Matter, and Spoonbill and Sugartown.
Dangerous Women is a small, but lively selection of early-to-mid-20th-century, black-and-white snapshots of women taken from the collection of Peter J. Cohen, an esteemed private collector of vernacular photographs, and edited with humor by artist and publisher Melissa Catanese. The “Dangerous Women” presented here shoot, smoke, smoulder, shake and no doubt swear. Slipped in the middle of each book, in a tiny glassine envelope, is an individual print from the collection—a take-away for inspiration.
3. Learn To Read Art Tote Bag / Printed Matter Tote By Lawrence Weiner4. Donald Urquhart Boop-I-Cide Tote Bag
5. The Tote Bag by Jitesh Patel
8-Ball Zine fair N°4
Adam Marnie & Ed Steck
5 x 7 in., perfect bound, 64 pages, soft cover, color offset
Edition of 500
Published by Hassla Books
Publication date: October 2013
Available for purchase through Hassla.
The Rose, a sprawling poem by Pittsburgh poet, Ed Steck was his response to a suite of 9 collages that New York visual artist, Adam Marnie made by cutting up photographs of a hydrangea still-life, which were mailed to him in early 2012–resulting in mirrored explorations of beauty, redaction, and the porousness of language and image. The 35 page poem was written in this collaborative process over the two year correspondence yielding three sections: The Grid, The Rose, The Desert.
Model Turned Comedian
5″ x 7.5″ x 0.125″
Model Turned Comedian is New York-based artist and comedian Heather Guertin’s first project with Social Malpractice Publishing. This comical work of fiction traces the story from a first-person perspective of a young woman working as a “model” in Los Angeles, CA. Over a period of several years, she transitions into a career stand-up comic who achieves a considerable amount of success while alienating many of those around her. Guertin, a painter, draws comparisons between the struggles of a modern day Pierrot with that of a contemporary artist. This publication was originally produced in a limited run of 50 for the 2012 New York Art Book Fair, and is currently being repressed in collaboration with Publication Studio in Portland, OR.
Available for purchase through Publication Studio and Printed Matter.
The gift that keeps on keepin’ on…
Membership to Mellow Pages Library
Mellow Pages is an independently-run library & reading room located in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY focused on providing limited-print fiction, poetry, philosophy and graphic novels to the local community. With a collection of over 4,000 titles, Mellow Pages is the best source for small and independently-pressed books, including zines and chapbooks, on the East coast. Though the reading room and space are free and open to the public 7 days a week, membership is required to check out books. This can be done for free by loaning books of your own to the collection, or by donating $20 for a year.