Tuesday, January 10, 2017

VASTA @ LA Art Book Fair 2017 February 23~26th



It's the Printed Matter Los Angeles Art Book Fair, February 24~26, preview February 23rd, details are here. Where Vasta will be presenting a diverse selection of material in our areas of specialty: the body, the nude and the erotic arts. Focus for the fair will be artist’s books, periodicals, ephemera, photographs, sexpapers as well as rare and collectible books circa 1960s~2000s all in our areas of specialty. Look forward to seeing you at our stand, same location as last year #Q4.

We are also pleased to announce the Los Angeles launch of Doctor Seek And Mister Hide the latest from Mirka Lugosi and Gilles Berquet and, Babelon by Grace Hannah Lang and Simon Lazarus Vasta, both limited edition artist’s books published by Vasta Editions



 Doctor Seek And Mister Hide published in a signed and numbered limited edition of 223 copies. 
200 in the standard edition $50 and a deluxe boxed edition of 23 copies 
each with a unique original artwork $1,350. 
For sale at the LA fair and online here.



Grace will be present during the LA fair, signing copies of Babelon and goin' nuts, making art at the Vasta stand, creating her unique "babes", adding to her family of grooselings. Go here for more about Grace and her incredible artwork. Babelon will be launched in LA, available for $25 at the Vasta stand and for prior sale via my eBay store, click here.


BABELON is a feminist fairytale about the end of the world. Created by the artist/writer team of Grace Hannah Lang and Simon Lazarus Vasta. This 32 page, black and white artist's book mashes up Metal album covers, Underground Comix, and the editorial art of such 18th century greats as Francisco de Goya and William Hogarth, creating a darkly psychedelic vision of the last days of patriarchal oppression and the dawn of a better world.

BABELON comes with a three-color, double-sided silk screened dust jacket, printed by Kayrock Studios in Brooklyn, NY. The book was printed by Paper Press Punch in Seattle, WA. If you know anyone who is just sick to their stomach about the state of our fallen world, be sure to pick this one up. Especially if that anyone is you.


Babelon is a signed and numbered artist's book published in a limited edition of 250 copies. 
Art by Grace Hannah Lang, words by Simon Lazarus Vasta. Risograph printed in black 
and white with a double sided dust jacket, silk screened in three colors
For sale at the LA fair $25 and for prior 
sale in my eBay store, click here.


And, from Seattle and the PNW, we will have copies of the new comic 'zine, Thick As Thieves (IG link) published and edited by Simon Lazarus Vasta and Ryan Tiszai. Go here for more about the first release of TAT which picks-up where The Intruder left off. 

 
  Thick As Thieves will be distributed FREE at the Vasta stand while supplies 
  last. Above, a detail of one of the illustrations by Whitney Stephens and below, the bundles at the printer ready for pick-up. This is proto issue #0 published in November.


Issue #1 will be coming off the presses just in time for the LA fair! 
Come to the stand and pick-up your FREE copy while they last. Cover art by Marie Hausauer, art on the left
by Whitney Stephens and on the right Lara Kaminoff





Last and not least, where it all began for Vasta Images, we will be showing a curated selection of "the latest", recent arrivals of vintage, collectible nudes and erotica, on offer exclusively at the LA fair.



Above, thumbnails of a selection of the curated rare, vintage and collectible material for sale at the fair. '50s Japanese magazines, artist's books, '60s nudes in color, rare Bettie Page publications, hand-tinted '50s nudes, amateur 1960s beefcake album, '60s/'70s photobooks, collection of Fiorucci stickers 1984 Italian panini, Elmer Batters Leg Art, Bizarre Fotos of Irving Klaw plus a fresh selection of sexpapers: Love, Hate Finger, Screw, Kiss and much more. Go here for details.


Friday, November 25, 2016

Paris Launch: Doctor Seek And Mister Hide


 

A long overdue thanks to Paris, especially to Mirka and Gilles and Eric Cez of Editions Loco for hosting the launch party in October at his new space on the rue Montmorency. And merci a tous to our friends, colleagues, artists and models who helped celebrate the latest from Vasta Editions. More info about Doctor Seek And Mister Hide and how to purchase the book, is here.











Tuesday, October 11, 2016

New York POSTCARD SHOW Nov. 4 and 5 2016



My next show will be the New York City International Postcard show November 4 and 5th at the midtown Holiday Inn. Details here. I will be presenting recent arrivals in various areas including nudes and erotica, advertising, propaganda, mechanicals, artist signed and illustrated postcards. I look forward to seeing you there.


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Paris VASTA EDITIONS Launch + PAPER SHOW Oct'16



I'm off to Paris next week to catch up with what's going on, see all the usual suspects at the Bibliomania book and paper show 10.20-10.23. I will also be there for the "official" Paris launch of the latest book from Vasta Editions, Doctor Seek And Mister Hide at an in-store, one night "pop-up" event. Please join us starting at 4pm until 8pm, Saturday 10.22 at the Editions Loco bookstore, 6 rue Montmorency 75003. I will be in Paris 10.12-10.26. If you're in town for the paper show get in touch for coffee or drinks and join the book party!