LA Art Book Fair at The Geffen at MOCA

All photos by Tequila Mockingbird for The LA Beat

All photos by Tequila Mockingbird for The LA Beat

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.

Tequila Mockingbird

About Tequila Mockingbird

Tequila Mockingbird has been a longtime fixture on the LA music scene. Her first band was "Trouble for Nora" with Mitch Mitchell of "The Jimi Hendrix Experience." She sings with Jeff Goldblum and you can catch her show Saturday nights at Canter's. She is also a promoter, actress, writer and inventor. Her company, Do Monkey Productions, booked the historical punk rock TV show, "New Wave Theater." She has been published in Buzzbin Magazine and has a regular column in Rock City News. Recently she has created Tequila Tattoo Cream and opened The Punk Rock Museum to bring old friends together for art, music , and culture. It is located at KGB studios and curates special events all over Los Angeles in Pop up form. The museum has also contributed art to Pershing Square and Tequila hopes to curate more events for the city that she loves.
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