Printed Matter: Benefit Auction 2021

Closes Jun 15 12:00 PM EDT

Printed Matter + Artsy are thrilled to present Printed Matter's Spring Benefit Auction featuring more than seventy artworks from contemporary artists in support of the organization's work on behalf of artists' books and publishing.

Browse lots and place bids before the sale closes on Tuesday, June 15th, at 12pm EDT.

The proceeds from this auction will provide vital support for Printed Matter, the world's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to the distribution, understanding and appreciation of artists' books and related publications. Founded in 1976, Printed Matter represents over 12,000 titles by some 6000 artists from across the globe, and provides a broad range of free programs and services to artists and the public, including events and exhibitions, Art Book Fairs, and a broad distribution platform through its two nonprofit bookstores and its website printedmatter.org, one of the most extensive bibliographic databases for artists' publications in the world.

Funds raised in this benefit auction will play a critical role in Printed Matter's rebound from lost revenue due to the Covid pandemic, and will help ensure that Printed Matter will continue to thrive into the future.

During the pandemic, Printed Matter has worked hard to support artists while connecting artists' books and audiences in new ways, from its first-ever Virtual Art Book Fair to an ongoing calendar of online events addressing a broad range of themes in artists' publishing. In these precarious and challenging times the importance of the work we do has become even more clear. Artists' books bring people together and connect us — they open spaces for people to experiment, collaborate, explore, discover, and learn, and we need them more than ever.

We are deeply grateful for the generous support of our participating artists and donors.

Each work ships from a different location, as noted on the individual lot pages. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer.

In conjunction with our Spring Benefit Auction hosted by Artsy, we are very pleased to present an online gallery of artworks to benefit Printed Matter on printedmatter.org, featuring work by Leidy Churchman, Barbara Hammer, Tishan Hsu, Dave Muller, Kayode Ojo, and Michael E. Smith.

To contribute further critical support to Printed Matter, please visit HERE to donate.