Printed Matter moves to Eleventh Ave
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The non-profit arts organization announces the launch
of a Capital Campaign to support major expansion

Printed Matter, Inc. announced today that the non-profit organization will move to a new location in September 2015, after ten years at 195 Tenth Avenue.  The larger two-level space, located in Chelsea at the corner of Eleventh Avenue and 26th Street, will provide a greatly improved home for Printed Matter to carry out its mission to facilitate and foster the distribution, understanding and appreciation of artists' books and related publications.

The move this coming fall marks a major and historic expansion of Printed Matter, which is the world's leading resource for artists' books.  Designed pro bono by Handel Architects, the new facility will more than double the organization's square footage with a greatly expanded bookstore area over two stories, a dedicated gallery area for artists’ book exhibitions, and a flexible space for hosting public programs (including talks, panels, performances and book launches).  The main bookstore area will feature a visually dramatic staircase that leads to a wraparound balcony and upper level public reading room. In addition, a larger office area upstairs will give Printed Matter's growing staff the room to carry out the administration of their programming, including distribution services, a publishing program, and the production of Printed Matter’s NY and LA Art Book Fairs.

The build out of the new space will be the most costly project ever undertaken by Printed Matter, and to cover expenses related to the move they have embarked on a Capital Campaign with a goal of $850,000, of which approximately 40% has been raised to date.

Printed Matter Board Chair Philip Aarons said “Printed Matter’s new location will provide us with the much-needed space to facilitate our many different programs and services. In the past 10 years we’ve more than doubled in size as an organization, and it has become clear that we have simply out-grown our current space. We are thrilled by the prospects and opportunities our new home will provide in the fulfillment and furthering of our mission.”

Acting Executive Director Max Schumann, who has worked at Printed Matter for over 25 years, said of the move: “This is an extremely exciting time for Printed Matter and for publishing by artists in general.  Despite warnings about the 'death of the book' in the digital age, we are witnessing a remarkable resurgence of artists' creative publishing, along with growing public interest. Increasingly artists are turning to experimental publishing as they discover the limitless possibilities offered by the book and what a powerful vehicle it can be. The tremendous growth of Printed Matter's NY and LA Art Book Fairs over the last few years is a testament to the meaning that these publications hold for more and more people.”

Founded in 1976, Printed Matter, Inc. is the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination, understanding and appreciation of artists' books and related Publications. Established by founding members Carl Andre, Edit DeAk, Sol LeWitt, Lucy Lippard, Walter Robinson, Pat Steir, Mimi Wheeler, Robin White and Irena von Zahn, Printed Matter was formed in response to the growing phenomenon of contemporary artists’ book production.

For more information or images please contact Keith Gray, Programming and Press Coordinator, at

Photo by Matthew Leifheit

Printed Matter, Inc.
Printed Matter, Inc. is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1976 by artists and art workers with the mission to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists’ books and other artists’ publications.


Printed Matter, Inc. has received support, in part, through grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Booth Ferris Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund (The Charles E. Culpeper Arts & Culture Grants), The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Gesso Foundation, Mayor's Fund to Advance New York and the Fund for the City of New York, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Art Dealers of America Association, The Jerome Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., The Lily Auchincloss Foundation, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Orphiflamme Foundation, The Harpo Foundation, The Leon Levy Foundation, The Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Furthermore Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Mondriaan Fund, The National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, The Schoenstadt Family Foundation, The Jay DeFeo Trust, Clinton Hill/Allen Tran Foundation, Society of American Archivists, The Hyde and Watson Foundation, New York Council for the Humanities, Shapco, and individuals worldwide.

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