Sunday, February 7, 2016

LA Art Book Fair



It's that time of year to escape New York and head west for Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair! I'm super excited to exhibit at this incredible fair for the second time and am bringing everything from handmade dolls, screenprinted hankies, Risograph posters, and even the postcard vending machine that was shown in WOO-WOO WOMANIVAL this past fall.

I have a mini debuting as part of Box of Books, Vol. IX, a collaboration between Tiny Splendor and Darin Klein & Friends and I can't wait to see this fine collection in person. Tiny Splendor is a fellow Risograph publisher who does A+ work, while Darin has been collaborating with artists for the past twenty years or so. Big thanks to both of them for asking me to participate!

LAABF is going to be excellent and I'd love to see you—or your LA friends that you tell about it—there!

Preview: Thursday, February 11, 6–9 pm BUY TICKETS HERE
Printed Matter’s LA ART BOOK FAIR, free and open to the public:
Friday February 12, 1pm-6pm
Saturday February 13, 11am-7pm
Sunday February 14, 11am-6pm

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 626-6222



This past Friday I had the pleasure of being a juror for the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards, on a Drawing and Illustration panel. Along with Art Spiegelman and Juan Sanchez, we looked at nearly a thousand submissions by incredibly talented high school aged students. It was a completely mind blowing experience and a day well spent with some legendary artists. Thanks to Monica Johnson for asking me to participate!
Two Pegacorn Press titles have recently been included in Printed Matter's featured tables. The collaboration with Cold Meat was in Illustrated Erotica, while Primordial Cooch was in Feminist Publications. (I was absolutely tickled to see my work next to Judy Chicago's The Complete Dinner Party and a publication edited by the Guerrilla Girls! Really rubbing elbows with some favorite legends online, ha!) I have deep respect for Printed Matter and what they do—if you are unfamiliar with them, please make a point to check them out—they are truly amazing and deserve your support.


Online sales will be suspended for most of February while I'm out of town. If there's anything that you want to put a hold on, please email me directly at carolinepaquita(at)gmail(dot)com. There's lot's of exciting news coming up this Spring and I can't wait to spill the beans as everything comes together.

As always, thanks for all the love, support, and encouragement!

Caroline Paquita /// Pegacorn Press