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The annual New York Art Book Fair took place this weekend, presented by Printed Matter, the city’s pre-eminent nonprofit organization supporting art books. Held at MoMA PS1 in Queens, the three-day fair hosted plenty of great purveyors of art books from around the globe, and saw plenty of readily accessible items to true art grails on offer.

KNOW WAVE hosted a ton of events during the fair’s duration, including artist Jason Polan doing a live reading from Timbaland’s memoir, several DJ sets, and a few live shows broadcast from MoMA PS1. The collective also collaborated with Printed Matter on an exclusive t-shirt only available online and at the fair, seen here on Mordechai Rubinstein, the photographer featured in our latest issue of Short For Zine.

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Divided into several areas, artist and frequent Raf Simons collaborator Sterling Ruby had an installation at the Gagosian Gallery’s booth, where free prints were being given out. Eric Elms’ &Press imprint presented a limited run of Stüssy tees once exclusive to the Japanese market, and artist Cali Thornhill-Dewitt sold prints and books as well.

Of course, given the current political climate, it’s no surprise there was plenty of anti-Trump pieces on display, including a print from Horowitz Posters that donated proceeds to the ACLU. 8-Ball also had a zine workshop outside, and Fotomat was developing prints in its booth.

There was also a ton of great music and punk ephemera available, including a rare book of poetry by Patti Smith, and rare reprints by RE/Search publications, a seminal punk imprint that once had a Ruby Ray-photographed cover featuring writer William S. Burroughs—which just recently was reinterpreted by the folks at Supreme.

Get a closer look at what went down in our gallery above.

Now check out the full collaboration between Supreme and artist Andres Serrano.

  • Photography:Bryan Luna
Words by Jian DeLeon
Editorial Director

Jian DeLeon is the Editorial Director at Highsnobiety. He is based in New York.

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