Last weekend, The Geffen at MOCA hosted a splendid event! The LA Art Book Fair was a smashing success. Quite a huge crowd roared from exhibit to exhibit. The smell of books and magazines filled the air. Fine art books and art sold from 1 dollar up into the thousands. Punk was represented with Respect. Ewa from NO Magazine had a nice display. Kill your Idols by Bryan Ray Turcotte sold out in 3 days.
Brian and Nikki Tucker from Fer Youz had an entire exhibit of punk clothing, art, wall hangings and fanzines. Who knew the fanzines were so well made and sturdy? Slash, Fer Youz, Poseur, Ruben Blue’s Scratch Magazine — they are all over 30 years old, yet were as fresh and crisp as yesterdays news. Rubin Blue, publisher of Scratch, said he could not believe how modern they looked. I think we are all looking forward to next year. I cannot tell you how exciting it was to be among the readers, writers, and artists that attended this event.
Photo essay after the jump. NSFW but you really have to look for it.