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Thursday, 3 November 2016 to Sunday, 6 November 2016
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Thursday, 3 November 2016 - 6:00pm

The Editions/Artists’ Books Fair (E/AB)--New York’s premier showcase for contemporary art publishers and dealers, presenting prints, multiples and artists’ books—returns November 3rd – 6th to Chelsea’s Waterfront Tunnel for its third edition under the direction of the Lower East Side Printshop. Timed to coincide with its sister fair the IFPDA’s Print Fair during New York Print Week, this year E/AB Fair will showcase forty publishers from across the US, Europe, South Africa and Japan featuring new works by emerging, mid-career, and established artists in a variety of mediums from silkscreen and intaglio to cyanotype and archival pigment prints.  

Each year E/AB commissions a leading artist to create an original limited edition benefit print. This year, renowned American artist Philip Taaffe has created two arresting images in a variable edition of 30 mixed media prints. Proceeds from the sales of the piece help supplement the free access and costs associated with presenting the Fair. The first of the two images, Extinct Leaf Page, is created from a fossil the artist found and depicts leaves from an extinct plant. The second print, Lizard Page, reveals an artful composition of lizards with unusual markings. This image symbolizes the fight between good and evil and was inspired by the carved lizards and toads that adorn the handrail of pulpit of the renowned Viennese church of St. Stephen. 

Columbia University’s renowned LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Los Angeles based Cirrus Editions, and Minneapolis-based Highpoint Editions are being joined by newcomers including Damien Hirst’s Other Criteria, Art+Culture Projects (New York), Japanese publisher Gallery Jin, and Warren Editions of Cape Town, South Africa. The full exhibitor list can be found at http://eabfair.org/exhibitors.  

PROGRAMS
Friday, November 4                         3pm
Artists William Villalongo and Mark Thomas Gibson speak with Noel W. Anderson, Area Head Printmaking, Department of Art and Art Professions, NYU/Steinhardt, New York, NY, about their own work in printmaking and Black Pulp!, a groundbreaking show they co-curated at Yale School of Art, 32 Edgewood Gallery and IPCNY.
 
Saturday, November 5                    2pm
Collaborative artistic duo, Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh speak about their work with Brett Littman, Executive Director of New York’s iconic museum The Drawing Center. Together, Amer and Farkhondeh create multi-layered mixed media prints. The two collaborated for their first series of drawings and prints in 2005 and continue to do so under the moniker RFGA. 
 
GENERAL INFORMATION
The Waterfront Tunnel
269 11th Avenue, New York NY
 
Dates and Times of the Fair as follows:
Press Preview:                       Thursday, November 3 / 5pm-6pm
First View:                              Thursday, November 3 / 6pm-9pm (VIP guests and
ticket holders) Tickets are $25
General Hours
Friday, November 4               11am – 7pm
Saturday, November 5           11am – 7pm
Sunday, November 6             11am – 5pm
Venue ( Address ): 

The Waterfront Tunnel

269 11th Avenue

New York, NY 10011

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