(ed.) Brad Downey

140 x 225 mm
150 pages
Cover : Paperback, color, glossy finish
Binding : glue bound
Interior : black-and-white
Edition of 250 books

Brad Downey invited people to create portraits of himself . These he has collected for this book, and they come from a wide spectrum of art practitioners, including sculptors, painters, authors, filmmakers, curators, graffiti artists and musicians.

Editeurs / Publishers

Archive Books, Berlin/Turin, DE/IT
Argobooks, Berlin,DE
Art & fiction, Lausanne, CH
APE (Art Paper Edition), Ghent, BE
bat éditions, Paris/Bruxelles, FR
Bedford Press, Londres, UK
Boabooks, Genève, CH
cneai = , Chatou, FR
documentation céline duval, Houlgate, FR
Editions cent pages, Grenoble, FR
Editions KEYMOUSE, Bruxelles, BE
Eva Weinmayr/AND Publishing, Londres, UK
Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL
Kaleidoscope, Milan, IT
Kodoji Press, Baden, CH
Lubok Verlag, Leipzig, DE
MER. Paper Kunsthalle, Bruxelles, BE
Michalis Pichler, Berlin, DE
MOREpublishers, Bruxelles, BE
Nieves, Zürich, CH
Onomatopee, Eindhoven, NL
Spector Books, Leipzig, DE
Torpedo Press, Oslo, NO
Westphalie Verlag, Vienne, AT
1/2, Amsterdam/Berlin/Paris/Vienne, NL, DE, AT



, September 30-October 2, preview September 29

come along, bring friends to the  Friendly Fire section, Table FF11, outside in the yard


Twentysix Gasoline Stations book launch in the lobby, October 1, Saturday 5pm

Printed Matter is pleased to announce that Michalis Pichler’s book TWENTYSIX GASOLINE STATIONS, originally published in 2009 by Printed Matter, Inc., is printed in the second edition and available for order.  Pichler will sign copies of the book Saturday, October 1, 5 PM, in the lobby of MoMA PS1.

This book is Michalis Pichler's take on Ed Ruscha, who published his groundbreaking and highly influential TWENTYSIX GASOLINE STATIONS in 1963. Pichler's version offers a more modern update, examining German gas stations all owned by the same company and all displaying the same signage and architectural elements. At first glance, all images appear to depict the same pristine and brightly-colored generic structure, photographed frontally in a somewhat topographic style, reminding the Becher typologies.

Only upon further examination, aided by Pichler's captions declaring the different locations, does the reader get the full extent of the joke, which is punctuated by the book's final image: a disembodied hand holding an excerpt from a 1969 interview with Ruscha in which he explains "the eccentric stations were the first ones I threw out." The captions to this last Text/Image seem to be a riff on Gertrude Stein.

Hört auf zu malen, from the "greatest hits" series

Obviously, the painting of a person is not a real person,
but the painting of a sentence is a real sentence.

car park magazine # 3, London 2011: Untitled (cowboy), Michalis Pichler

car park is a publication of fashion, culture and ideas released three times a year in London

among other things it features untitled (cowboy) on the backcover (see above)

and untitled (elgin) inside (10pp. flow), click here to view



 the journal # 28 featured AA Bronson with  NINE BOOKS I LIKE

CRUX DESPERATIONIS #1, Montevideo, Uruguay

Crux Desperationis. International Journal. Issue 1.  the first magazine of conceptual writing is out now

contributions: belén gache claude closky craig dworkin derek beaulieu elisabeth s clark inge grao kenneth goldsmith marco antonio huerta massimo pastorelli michalis pichler mirtha dermisache pablo uribe riccardo boglione richard kostelanetz rob fitterman román luján sharon kivland simon morris vittore baroni


literature stripped of sentiments•literature stripped of the literary•genres mis à nu•big ideas tiny texts•works against the rhetoric of the rhetoric as rhetorical•perpetual questioning of the forms of literature•parasitic and textsucking writing•erasure and abrasion•written automatism versus automatic writing•political understatements•footnotes versus texts•abstract literature•wordless writing

TWENTYSIX GASOLINE SONNETS, Michalis Pichler, ed. 30, 2011

series of three lithographs, composition: 8 7/16 x 11 7/16" (21.5 x 29 cm); sheet: 16 1/8 x 20 1/16" (42 x 51 cm).

printed in Druckwerkstatt Bethanien, Berlin. Edition: 30


related work: SOME MORE SONNET(S)

first presented at follow-ed (after hokusai)


Multiple, Limited, Unique at the Center for Book Arts


Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Center for Book Arts

July 6, 2011 - September 10, 2011

an overview of the history and development of book arts in the 20th (and 21st) century, examining the role of the institution in both nurturing and promoting innovative artists and preserving traditional artistic practices.

This exhibition is accompanied by an extensive catalogue with essays by noted curators and collectors, including by Johanna Drucker, author, book artist, visual theorist, and cultural critic; Erin Riley-Lopez, Independent Curator and former Associate Curator at the Bronx Museum of the Arts; Nina M. Schneider, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA; Amanda Stevenson, Curator, Museum of Printing History; and Tony White, Director, Fine Arts Library, Indiana University in Bloomington. In addition, the catalogue includes an essay by Executive Director Alexander Campos, who organized the show and an introduction by Jen Larson, Collections Specialist.

The exhibition will travel to the Savannah College of Arts and Design (Fall 2011), Minnesota Center for Book Arts (Winter 2012), Museum of Printing History (Spring/Summer 2012), Lafayette College (Fall 2012), and the Book Club of California (Winter 2013).

Stephane Mallarme - Un Coup de Des -brouillon

Time: June 16, 2011 at 5pm to August 6, 2011 at 7pm
Location: Golden Thread Gallery
Street: 84-94 Great Patrick Street
City/Town: Belfast

Curated by Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes

This exhibition will show how reading and interpreting literature is - in diverse ways - at the core of some of the most renowned contemporary artists’ practices: Allotrope, antepress, Julie Bacon, Ecke Bonk, Pavel Büchler, Davide Cascio, Tacita Dean, Cerith Wyn Evans, Maria Fusco, Kenneth Goldsmith, Rodney Graham, Joanna Karolini, Sean Lynch, Simon Morris, Brian O’Doherty, Michalis Pichler,Tim Rollins, Andrea Theis and Eric Zboya.

osloo, Venice Biennial 2011


Location of Osloo
Osloo, San Servolo, Venice, next to
the vaporetto stop
31 May – 1 July, 2011

Public Transport: Vaporetto line 20 departs from Riva degli Schiavoni, San Marco and San Zaccaria stops. The boat ride takes approximately 10 mins. Exit at San Servolo