The Stampographer Sardon & Siglio at the NY Art Book Fair


July 30th, 2017


Making a rare New York City appearance, Vincent Sardon will create a little parallel universe to his Paris shop “Le Tampographe” with an array of rubber stamps and a large wall exhibition (a detail is pictured above) at this year’s Printed Matter NY Art Book Fair to mark the occasion of The Stampographer, his first English-language publication.

The Stampographer traverses the fantastic, anarchic imagination of Parisian artist Vincent Sardon, whose dark, combative sense of humor is infused with Dadaist subversion and Pataphysical play. Sardon commandeers the rubber stamp, a medium often associated with petty and idiotic displays of bureaucratic power, using it not to assert authority, but to challenge it. His work is provocative in its subject matter as well as in its process and dissemination: he not only stands defiantly outside the art world’s modes of commerce but his artworks (the rubber stamps themselves) are actually the means with which anyone can make a work of their own.

Parisians get just one opportunity a week (on Saturdays) to visit Le Tampographe, Sardon’s shop near Père Lachaise cemetery, but New Yorkers will get three full days to peruse the densely layered, exquisitely visual, always surprising (and very darkly funny) world of Sardon.

Siglio will also be on hand with early copies of both The Stampographer and our other fall release Eternal Friendship, our spring artist’s book by Cecilia Vicuña as well as a selection of favorite backlist titles by Sophie Calle, John Cage, Robert Seydel, Karen Green, Dorothy Iannone, Ray Johnson, and others—all 25% off! We’ll also have new Siglio Ephemera #11!

Find us on the 2nd Floor in Room R at Tables No. 4 & 5 at the NY Art Book Fair |  Thursday, September 21 – Sunday, September 24  |  MoMA PS1  |  Free on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (hours vary). Complete fair info at Printed Matter.

And join us outside the mayhem of the fair on Monday evening, September 25 at Spoonbill Studio for a proper book launch, book signing and rubber stamp demonstration!