SCOTT SPEH GALLERY
845 W Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL 60607
Wednesday thru Saturday
11am to 6pm
books, editions and more
ART FAIR: January 24-27, 2013
EDITIONS | ARTISTS BOOK FAIR
The Altman Building
125 West 18th Street, NYC between Sixth and Seventh Avenue
New York City
General Admission: $15
to Saturday 11 AM to 7 PM
Sunday Noon to 5:30 PM
booth by ONSMITH/NUDD
current printmaking practice involves printing on dollar bills.
Some hang individually; others are taped together into larger sheets.
Coarsely pixelated pop imagery, overprinted grids, bar graphs, and
Rorschach ink blobs accompany pop poetry texts of consumption and
redemption. All together the drawings emphasize that the US dollar
and country of its origin represent vastly different things to different
For the Editions | Artist Book fair, Western Exhibitions will present
the new relief prints on dollar bills as well as Wagner’s
meticulously made artist books and editioned sculptural work that
include manipulated US currency.
Mark Wagner has been referred to as "the Michael Jordan of
glue" and "the greatest living collage artist". His
collage and artist books are collected by dozens of institutions.
They have shown at Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Portrait
Gallery, The Getty, and The Walker Art Center. His monumental currency
collage "Liberty" was on view at the Haggerty Museum in
Milwaukee from August 22nd to December 22nd, 2012. Wagner recently
relocated from Brooklyn to Lancaster, PA.
Relief print from rubber stamp drawing on overprinted US dollar
bills, hinged with Filmoplast P paper tape. 27 bills per print
23 1⁄2” x 18 1⁄2”
Edition of 5
1 AP, 1 printer’s proof
Published by X-ing Art
is a Chicago-based collaborative printing team formed from Paul
Nudd, a painter/video-artist/zine maker and Onsmith, a comic book
artist and illustrator. Their collaborations meld two the artists’
signature styles into a cartoonish netherworld of darkly comic doom
starring ice cream, buzzing flies, cow udders, double-tongues, fishing
tackle, jarred brains, twisted limbs and floating heads.
Onsmith’s comics, prints, and illustrations have appeared
in The Chicago Reader, The Portland Mercury, The Common Review,
Oxford American Magazine, Hotwire Comics (Fantagraphics Books),
Vice Magazine, Graphics Classics and both volumes of Anthology of
Graphic Fiction, Cartoons & True Stories.
Paul Nudd's paintings, drawings and videos, carefully and meticulously
composed portraits of filth and decay, have been included in shows
at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and Hyde Park Art Center, both
in Chicago and in a recent solo show at Bourouina Gallery in Berlin.
His prodigious zine work can be found in several national artist
book collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum
of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Microsoft, Seattle; National Academy
of Design, New York; Indiana University and School of the Art Institute
Behold the Moistened Bulge
Screenprinting and relief plus hand-drawn elements on BFK Rives
15” x 11”
Edition of 10
Exhibitions will also have work on hand by Leah
MILLER and Paul