This past weekend I finally made my trek to the mecca of my art world: The New York Art Book Fair. I have had many dreams about this day. For those of you who don’t know about it the fair is in New York City at the Moma PS1 in Long Island City, Queens. http://nyartbookfair.com/about Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by 283 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from twenty-six countries.
There was room after room of art books. I have never seen anything like it before and at times it almost seemed overwhelming. If you ever plan to go in the future take my advice and be prepared to sweat! It was extremely hot which was the only downfall. The rooms are not very spacious and didn’t have air flow. Lastly, only do a few hours a day or you will have a brain overload. Besides the heat it was an inspiring experience and encourages me to keep doing what I am doing. Check out some pictures.