BABS Catalog

Words With Love, (2016–)
An on-going project by women who have come together to engage voice, activism, and heart in the form of greeting cards.

A collaboration between artist Cara Benedetto, Small Editions, and Blonde Art Books.

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In 2015, we published our second book, Dust: The plates of the present, February 2013 – July 2015 in conjunction alongside an exhibition of the archive curated by Sonel Breslav at Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New York.

Dust: The plates of the present, February 2013 – July 2015, edited by Sonel Breslav, published by Blonde Art Books and Secretary Press, paperback, 138 pages, Edition of 1000. Purchase here.

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The book, published by Blonde Art Books and Secretary Press, included images from the archive of the artist-run darkroom residency based just outside of Paris, as well as text contributions by Robin Cameron, Thomas Fougeirol, Mara Hoberman, Flora Katz, Brett Littman, and Jo-ey Tang.

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The first book published under the Blonde Art Books imprint was Kitsch Encyclopedia, 2014 by Sara Cwynar.

Kitsch Encyclopedia, 2014, full-color hardcover, 189 pages, Edition of 1000. SOLD OUT

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Kitsch Encyclopedia is a book project that brings together writings by Milan Kundera, Roland Barthes and Jean Baudrillard, as well as my own writing to formulate a relationship of kitsch to images. Kundera considers kitsch to be a categorizing phenomenon: a means through which complex human experience is distilled to simple, sentimental motifs. All three writers discuss a similar circumstance of the contemporary image world: the way that our culture of images, especially in the age of the internet, provides an Idealized, kitsch-based image world that exists on top of the real world and in many ways has subsumed it. – Sara Cwynar

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