There were a zillion great things to see and here are some favorites:
- Playful, cheeky posters from Dutch studio Werkplaats Typographie: http://www.werkplaatstypografie.org/
- Keiji Ito’s estactic utopia complete with rainbow bathers by the pool, parrots, zebras, and lush lawns growing pecan cookies at Gallery 360 of Japan: http://www.360.co.jp/e/exhibition.html
- Amigos by Keliichi Tanaami reveals a sensibility kindred with acclaimed designer Tadanori Yokoo, whose work was also seen at the fair, both in familiar framed posters and in less familiar folios of silksreens printed with multiple shades of neon ink. (images 3, 4) (a short Yokoo film: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x20sj5_tadanori-yokoo-kiss-kiss-kiss_shortfilms )
- Andy Warhol showed up at many of the booths, in collaborative work with Francesco Clemente and Jean-Michel Basquiat, in prints, and here in a book of eardrawings.
- Polaroids from Mike Slack’s three collections: http://www.mike-slack.com/books.html
- Which reminded me of Jason Fulford’s http://jasonfulford.com/ photos seen in J & L’s nearby booth.
- From Hurricane Publishing of Copenhagen showed Magi, a collaboration between artists Malene Hartmann and Gitte Bach.
- Lauren loved these newspapers, painted over with ink dots, though didn’t write down the artist, so please, if anyone knows, give a shout!
Here are some other images snapped at the fair, and if you have a chance, read some reviews of the fair (for example: here ) to get a sense of the whole fantastic scene. It was a wonderful event that proved artists are still pushing themselves to create incredibly intricate and innovative artifacts.