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Catalog: FALL 2019 p. 100   

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Steven Leiber: Catalogs

Text by Philip Aarons, Elisheva Biernoff, Alexandra Bowes, Jessica Brier, Ann Butler, Genie Candau, Christophe Cherix, Susanne Cockrell, Arnaud Desjardins, Marc Fischer, Chris Fitzpatrick, David Leiber, Michael Lowe, Adam Michaels, Tom Patchett, David Platzker, Marcia Reed, Lawrence Rinder, Anne Rorimer, David Senior, Erika Torri, Andrew Tosiello, Robin Wright.

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Beloved by collectors and scholars alike, Steven Leiberís beautiful bookseller catalogs shaped the canon of publications by artists

Steven Leiber was a pioneering San Francisco art dealer, collector and gallerist who specialized in the dematerialized art practices of the 1960s and 1970s and the ephemera and documentation spawned by conceptual art and other postwar movements. To sell this material, Leiber produced a series of 52 iconic catalogs between 1992 and 2010. Far from your ordinary dealer catalog, Leiberís catalogs paid homage to the kind of historic printed matter that he bought and sold, mimicking iconic publications like Wallace Bermanís Semina journal and the exhibition catalog for Documenta V (1972). Leiberís reputation spread via these unique volumes, which included works by John Baldessari, Lynda Benglis, Ray Johnson, Lucy Lippard, Allan Kaprow, Yayoi Kusama, Claes Oldenburg, Ed Ruscha, Lawrence Weiner and many more.
Across 252 pages, this book documents the full set of 52 dealer catalogs produced by Steven Leiber between 1992 and 2010. Inspired by Leiberís often humorous borrowing for his catalog designs, the bookís format references Sol LeWittís Autobiography and includes an essay and contextual notes by SFMOMA Head Librarian David Senior. Additional contributors include Ann Butler, Christophe Cherix, Marc Fischer, Adam Michaels, Tom Patchett, David Platzker, Marcia Reed, Lawrence Rinder and Robin Wright.
Steven Leiber (1957Ė2012) began to buy and sell ephemera while working as a private dealer selling prints, drawings and multiples in the early 1980s. Scrupulously organized and cataloged, Leiberís collectionóhoused in his grandmotherís basementóbecame an important resource for scholars, curators and other enthusiasts. The collection included the work of some 1,000 artists and represented practically every major movement within late 20th-century avant-garde practice, including Fluxus, conceptual art, land art, mail art, performance and video.


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/10/2019

'Steven Leiber Catalogs' Discussion & Exhibition at Printed Matter

'Steven Leiber Catalogs' Discussion & Exhibition at Printed Matter

Wednesday, September 25, at 6PM, in advance of the exhibition Steven Leiber Catalogs (opening October 10, from 6Ė8PM), Printed Matter presents a conversation on the work of Steven Leiber (1957Ė2012), the pioneering art dealer, gallerist and expert in the field of artistsí archives and ephemera. Presented on the occasion of Steven Leiber Catalogs, newly published by Inventory Press & RITE Editions, the discussion will consider the extensive print catalogs which Leiber conceived, edited and produced over a twenty-year period, as well as explore his varied interests as a collector. Participants include Ann Butler (Director of Library and Archives at CCS Bard), David Platzker (Specific Object) and David Leiber (brother of Steven Leiber and Partner at David Zwirner), with moderation by David Senior (Head of Library and Archives at SFMoMA). A selection of Steven Leiberís catalogs will be on view at Printed Matter during the event.
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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/10/2019

'Steven Leiber Catalogs' Discussion & Exhibition at Printed Matter

'Steven Leiber Catalogs' Discussion & Exhibition at Printed Matter

Wednesday, September 25, at 6PM, in advance of the exhibition Steven Leiber Catalogs (opening October 10, from 6Ė8PM), Printed Matter presents a conversation on the work of Steven Leiber (1957Ė2012), the pioneering art dealer, gallerist and expert in the field of artistsí archives and ephemera. Presented on the occasion of Steven Leiber Catalogs, newly published by Inventory Press & RITE Editions, the discussion will consider the extensive print catalogs which Leiber conceived, edited and produced over a twenty-year period, as well as explore his varied interests as a collector. Participants include Ann Butler (Director of Library and Archives at CCS Bard), David Platzker (Specific Object) and David Leiber (brother of Steven Leiber and Partner at David Zwirner), with moderation by David Senior (Head of Library and Archives at SFMoMA). A selection of Steven Leiberís catalogs will be on view at Printed Matter during the event.
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