“Collage: On the Page and in the Street” at the LA Art Book Fair 2015


January 2nd, 2015


Collage on the Page and in the Street: Richard Kraft in Conversation with critic Andrew Berardini


At Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair at the MOCA Geffen Contemporary
Sunday, February 1 at  2 – 3 p.m. in “The Classroom” (free and open to the public)


Los Angeles artist Richard Kraft uses both public spaces (library aisles, sides of buses, city streets, cow pastures, abandoned airforce bases) and the space of the book and the page to disassemble the familiar and to reconstruct worlds in flux. Kraft will discuss two current projects that span both kinds of spaces with critic and co-editor of The Art Book Review Andrew Berardini. “One Hundred Walkers, West Hollywood” is a large-scale performance work that will take place in April with one hundred volunteer performers wearing bowler hats, suits and sandwich boards (each with a different image/text) and walking individual routes to create a kind of ever-transforming collage, with and within the city. It will be the largest iteration of his Walkers series piece to date. Kraft’s artist’s book Here Comes Kitty: A Comic Opera (Siglio, 2015) takes a Cold War comic about a Polish spy infiltrating the Nazis and uses collage to subvert and rearrange the narrative.

Signed copies of Here Comes Kitty will be available for sale, and a small model of the walkers will be on display at the Siglio table #10 in Room O. More info about the fair here.

Image above from “Two Walkers, Los Angeles” by Richard Kraft. Courtesy of the artist.