Archive for September, 2012

NY Art Book Fair – 2012

September 27, 2012

Horses Think Press is excited to participate in this year’s NY Art Book Fair presented and organized by Printed Matter.

I’ll have a range of books from the recently completed series of 12 Books, as well as select copies of hard to find and out of print titles.

There will also be another viewing party for Justin James Reed’s 2013 in the Classroom on Saturday evening at 7pm, a free book giveaway (erupting spontaneously and randomly around the fair) as well as a couple of completely new titles.

Feel free to stop by and say hello, I’ll be outside in The Schoolyard.


Thursday, September 27, 6 – 9 pm
Friday, September 28, 12 – 7 pm
Saturday, September 29, 11 – 9 pm
Sunday, September 30, 11 – 7 pm

Gregory Crewdson – Brief Encounters

September 26, 2012

Screening at Film Forum from October 31 – November 13, 2012.

The original and amazing David Lean directed film Brief Encounter will also be screening at Film Forum a couple of weeks before.

This photograph from Crewdson’s Beneath the Roses series has that original film listed on a theater marquee.

Photography, Narrative and the Book

September 25, 2012

Christian Patterson, House on Fire from Redheaded Peckerwood.

Don’t miss this event happening tomorrow night at SVA.

Christian Patterson is joined by writer Luc Sante and publisher Michael Mack to discuss photography, narrative and the book.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 7pm

SVA Theatre
333 West 23rd Street
Tel: 212-592-2980

Free and open to the public. The talk will be followed by a book signing.

A New Day – Book Release

September 20, 2012

12 Books is a publishing project I initiated in 2010 on this blog. The original idea was to produce an artist book for every month throughout a single year. The publishing schedule failed miserably but the series is now complete.

Please join me for a celebration hosted by Printed Matter of the completed 12 Books and a release party for A New Day, the final project in the series.

Drinks will be served and music will be played.

Fractures & Other Injuries at Printed Matter

September 13, 2012

Window installation of Fractures & Other Injuries at Printed Matter as part of the exhibition HELP/LESS currently on view through September 29, 2012.

Trevor Paglen – The Last Pictures

September 7, 2012

“Since 1963, more than eight hundred spacecraft have been launched into geosynchronous orbit, forming a man-made ring of satellites around the Earth. These satellites are destined to become one of the longest-lasting artifacts of human civilization, quietly floating through space long after every trace of humanity has disappeared from the planet.

Trevor Paglen’s The Last Pictures is a project that marks one of these spacecraft with a visual record of our contemporary historical moment. Paglen spent five years interviewing scientists, artists, anthropologists, and philosophers to consider what such a cultural mark should be. Working with materials scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Paglen developed an artifact designed to last billions of years—an ultra-archival disc, micro-etched with one hundred photographs and encased in a gold-plated shell. In Fall 2012, the communications satellite EchoStar XVI will launch into geostationary orbit with the disc mounted to its anti-earth deck. While the satellite’s broadcast images are as fleeting as the light-speed radio waves they travel on, The Last Pictures will remain in outer space slowly circling the Earth until the Earth itself is no more.”

Trevor Paglen will present the project under the stars in Bryant Park and participate in a conversation on September 19, 2012.

Lassry & Trecartin

September 7, 2012

Elad Lassry, Two British Short Hair Cats (BSH), 2009

Elad Lassry and Ryan Trecartin talk about cats and other things in a conversation for Interview Magazine.

The Fall Season – 2012

September 6, 2012

Wade Guyton, Untitled, 2010, Epson UltraChrome inkjet on linen

Opening This Week:

Props For Memory: Joseph Beuys, Paul P, Amanda Ross-Ho at Invisible-Exports
September 5 – October 21, 2012

Mark Flood: Artstar at Zach Feuer
September 6 – October 13, 2012

The Feverish Library organized by Matthew Higgs at Friedrich Petzel Gallery
September 6 – October 20, 2012

Robert Irwin: dotting the i’s & crossing the t’s: part II at Pace Gallery

Yayoi Kusama: Drawing from the mid-50s at D’Amelio Gallery
September 6 – October 20, 2012

Sarah Oppenheimer: D-33 at PPOW
September 6 – October 13, 2012

Lise Sarfati: On Hollywood at Yossi Milo Gallery
September 6 – October 13, 2012

Richard Tuttle: Systems, VIII-XII at Pace Gallery
September 7 – October 13, 2012

James Welling: Overflow at David Zwirner
September 7 – October 27, 2012

Al Taylor: Pass the Peas and Can Studys at David Zwirner
September 7 – October 27, 2012

Elad Lassry: Untitled (Presence) at The Kitchen
September 7 – October 20, 2012

Robert Adams: On Any Given Day in Spring and Light Balances at Matthew Marks
September 7 – November 3, 2012

Douglas Gordon: The End of Civilisation at Gagosian Gallery
September 8 – October 13, 2012

Paul Pfeiffer: Playroom at Paula Cooper Gallery
September 8 – October 13, 2012

Opening Next Week:

Gerhard Richter: Painting 2012 at Marian Goodman Gallery
September 12 – October 13, 2012

Kate Steciw: Boundless Hyper at Toomer Labzda
September 13 – October 28, 2012

Richard Misrach: The Desert Cantos at Robert Mann Gallery
September 13 – October 27, 2012

Thomas Hirschhorn: Concordia, Concordia at Gladstone Gallery
September 14 – October 20, 2012

Zoe Leonard at Murray Guy
September 15 — October, 27 2012

Erica Baum: Naked Eye Anthology at Bureau
September 15 – October 21 2012

A Disagreeable Object at the Sculpture Center
September 15 – November 26, 2012

Looking Ahead:

Artie Vierkant at Higher Pictures
September 20 – October 27, 2012

After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age at The Met
September 25 – May 27, 2013

Faking it: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop at The Met
October 11 – January 27, 2013

New Photography 2012 at MoMA
October 3 – February 4, 2012

Wade Guyton OS at The Whitney Museum
October 4 – January 13, 2013

RICHARD ARTSCHWAGER! at The Whitney Museum
October 25 – February 3, 2013
Don’t Miss:

Mark Flood: The Hateful Years at Luxembourg & Dayan
Through September 29, 2012

HELP/LESS Curated by Chris Habib at Printed Matter
Through September 29, 2012

Ghosts In The Machine at New Museum
Through September 30, 2012

Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective at The Guggenheim
Through October 8, 2012

Robert Adams: The Place We Live at Yale University Art Gallery
Through October 28, 2012

Covers 3rd Edition

September 6, 2012

One of the limitations of self-publishing and having a limited budget is only being able to print 50-100 copies or so of any given title. If I had my way, I probably wouldn’t limit my books as I don’t love or even care about the idea of limited editions.

The one plus side I see to publishing on demand (which I haven’t done) is that no money has to be spent upfront to produce the number of copies one thinks will sell. Instead, the book can just sell as demand for it dictates.

With Covers, I had an idea to subvert the concept of the 1st edition by expanding the book as it progresses from edition to edition. The book basically looks the same, except that the cover stock color changes and the book grows thicker with each incarnation. In effect, the latest edition is always the most complete version of the project.

Eventually, the staple-bound book might have to be bound in a different way to accommodate for the added thickness but for now I still have staples long enough to go to at least a 4th and possibly a 5th edition.

On the inside, the book follows the same basic rules set up for the first edition:

Books must be actual size and fit on an 8.5 x 11 inch piece of xerox paper.

Book sequence must remain alphabetical and changes as the book grows. The random poetry between the book titles shifts in some pretty fun and wonderful ways.

The book will always begin with A Book of Quotations and end with YOUTH YOUTH YOUTH.

The book will always be printed in editions of 50. When those 50 books are gone, a new edition can be made.

The second edition, with an additional 12 pages, was printed some months ago and sold mostly at book fairs. It is now sold out. I have printed a third edition, with an additional 14 pages, in anticipation of the NY Art Book Fair occurring at the end of September.

I have also set aside one copy of the 3rd edition that I would like to give away.

To request this copy of Covers:

Send an email (subject: Covers – 3rd Edition) to horses [at] with your name and mailing address.

If you are the first person to respond after the posting, you will receive a copy of this book in the mail.


Broken Mountain

September 5, 2012

Actual Size:
4.75 x 3.5 inches

Picked up this gem at my favorite market in Paris over the summer. It’s part of a series of images I found that were taken on the same journey through the mountains. Only this one print showed a broken glass negative.

Click the image for a larger file.