Printed Matter: Spring Benefit Auction 2023

Printed Matter + Artsy are thrilled to present Printed Matter's Spring Benefit Auction featuring more than 60 artworks from contemporary artists in support of the organization's work on behalf of artists' books and publishing.

The proceeds from this auction will provide vital support for Printed Matter, one of the world's leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the distribution, understanding and appreciation of artists' books and related publications. Founded in 1976, Printed Matter represents over 14,000 titles by thousands of artists from across the globe, and provides a wide 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 website

Printed Matter’s programming has returned to pre-pandemic levels—our NY Art Book Fair returned last fall and our LA Art Book Fair is returning this August! Your support comes at a time when many are looking to Printed Matter for the important and, in many ways, unparalleled resources that we offer both to publishers and those discovering the richness of the medium for the first time.

Thank you to our participating artists, our board members, friends and galleries who have made this effort possible. We are deeply grateful for your generous support.

In conjunction with our Spring Benefit Auction hosted by Artsy, we are very pleased to present a display of artworks at Karma Gallery in NYC. We encourage you to visit their location at 22 East 2nd Street to view these impressive works in person from June 6 to June 9!

The auction is part of our larger spring fundraising effort. We’d love for you to join us at the Spring Benefit Bash for Printed Matter on June 7th! For more information and tickets, please visit HERE.

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

All works ship from different locations as noted on the artwork page. Shipping costs and all other applicable fees are the responsibility of the buyer. Please contact for any inquiries.

Payment is accepted via checks or wire. Credit card payments are accepted up to $5000.

The countdown timer on the artwork pages will display the end time for the lot. Each lot closes in 1-minute increments and will be reset to 2 minutes if a bid is placed within the 2 minutes before the lot's scheduled closing time. For further information, please see our FAQ.

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