SEE IT ALL AS PRODUCTS OF PRAGMATICS
An artist, a musician, and a publisher based in Brooklyn, NY, James Hoff tells here how books got him into art. He considers the complex and stimulating fabric of anecdotes, gossip, secrets, that are shared around artists’ publications, and, further, the role of printed matter in the building of an artists community. The essay pays homage to Edit DeAk through its title, and also comprises some pictures of book covers and LP sleeves from Hoff’s collection.
This installment in the series The Social Life of the Book series was commissioned by Frieze Projects 2015, with additional support from Fluxus Art Projects.
James Hoff, “Crumpled, rumpled, crappy, tacky, raunchy, unconscious, whatever.”, 2015
Edited by castillo/corrales and Will Holder
Designed by Will Holder
Edition of 1000
16 pages 16,1 × 22,6 cm
black & white