International Artist Book and Catalog Archive

Marshall Weber
Publication Date: 2016
Artwork type: Archive Box
Medium: collage, inkjet, pencil, hand painting, photo, offset print, silkscreen, letterpress
Binding Type: loose pages, hand sewn, accordion, saddle, perfect
Price: USD 95000.00
Publisher: Booklyn Archives
Brooklyn, NY
Bulk of materials: 1968 – 2014

Item Count: 597 items (335 Artists’ Books, 177 Monographs and Catalogs, 67 Oversized Prints and Ephemera)

Marshall Weber, artist, activist and curator, started collecting artists books decades before the term was popular and he became directing curator of Booklyn. The collection focuses on underground and early pioneering examples of the contemporary artist book in all its forms including, Zines, photo-art books, artist book/fine press hybrids, experimental and altered book forms, and social practice publications. The collection amply documents the transition from analog to digital printing culture, the screen print renaissance, and the acceptance of the photo-book and artist book as major fine art media. 

The collection is accompanied by a survey of rare catalogs, monographs and ephemera that provide a wide art historical context for artist publications.

This is a discreet collection containing many books that have not been collected elsewhere. It would make the perfect base for any institution seeking to seed a world class artists book collection. A full description and Finding Aid is available.

Notable Artists
Ana Mendieta, Annie Sprinkle, Art Spiegelman, Bongout, Cai Guo Qiang, Carlo McCormick, Christiane Baumgartner, Chuck Close, Craig Baldwin, Crass, Daikichi Amano, David Sandlin, David Sandlin, David Wojnarowicz, Derma Dermisache, Dieter Roth, Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger, Felipe Ehrenberg, Kathy Acker, Gordon-Matta Clark, Higgins III, E.F., Hyun Chun Yim, Jean Seberg, Jim Dine, Jindr╠îich Štreit, Joseph Beuys, Joseph Brodsky, Junya Shigematsu, Justseeds, Karen Finley, Ken Campbell, Louise Bourgeois, Manuel Ocampo, Mao Tse-Tung, Patti Smith, Peter Plate, Raymond Pettibon, Richard Prince, Rick Myers, Rigo23, Robert The, Sally Mann, Sam Winston, Sophie Calle, Sue Coe, Tracey Emin, Veronika Schäpers, Willem De Ridder, Wolfgang Buchta, Xara Thustra, Xu Bing

Notable Presses
Alternative Museum Board, Amnesty International, Aperture Foundation, Art Against AIDS, Artspace Books, Biblioteca Alexandrina's Art Center, Boekie Woekie, Bongout, Booklyn, City Light Books, Crass, Dana Dana Dana Limited Editions, Darte Publishing, Edition Schellmann GmbH, Émigré Magazine, Evil Twins Publications, Exit Art Press, Exitstencil Press, f.ART, Fantagraphic Books, Galerie Furstenberg, Gutenberg-Museum, Hammer Museum, Hatje Cantz, Herzog August Bibliothek, Jack Chick Publications, The Japan Society, Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, Le Dernier Cre, Museum für Angewandte Kuns, Nazraeli Press, Nexus Press, Park Young Yul Publishing House, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, Perceval Press, Picture Books, Poseidon Press, Raw Graphic and Books, Sara Ranchouse Publishing, Seoul International Book Arts Committee, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Smart Art Press, Soft Skull Press, Stedelijk Museum, Torch Books, Vincent Fitzgerald & Company, Volksboutique, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
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