ALEX GALAN | DATE 2/8/2013
On the clear, moonlit evening of Friday, February 1st, ARTBOOK | D.A.P. celebrated the opening of our new Los Angeles showroom, in collaboration with our gift sales representatives Aesthetic Movement and BOOKFORUM. The event dovetailed with the inaugural Los Angeles Art Book Fair, which took place that weekend at the cavernous MOCA LA Geffen Contemporary.Actor Jason Schwartzman and TamTam Books publisher Tosh Berman provided entertainment in the form of a roast which both celebrated and parodied the venerable tradition of a sales meeting with a bookbuyer.
The routine, which was inspired by Berman's popular YouTube series ToshTalks, found the pair expounding on everything from Yoko Ono and Hans Peter Feldman to the forthcoming Metropolis title, Never Built Los Angeles and the French artist Sophie Calle.
Schwartzman with Larry Schaffer of the impeccable Los Angeles design store, OK.
Amongst the guests that evening were Chris Boot, Director of Aperture; Roman Alonso, partner at Commune; Alex Calderwood, CEO of the ACE hotels; book designer Lorraine Wild; artists and authors Sammy Harkham, Elena Dorfman, Fritz Haeg, Jasmine Dubois, Sam Lubell, Thomas Lawson, and Susan Morgan; KCRW BookWorm's host Michael Silverblatt; LA Book Review editor Kate Wolf; Joy Press from the LA Times, Jeff Beall and Stephen Berens of LA art magazine X-Tra, and ARTBOOK | D.A.P. publishers Dan Nadel, Lisa Pearson, Gregory R. Miller, Kristine McKenna and Jason Fulford.
Edible Estates author Frtiz Haeg, Skuta Helgason of ARTBOOK | D.A.P., Sam Ashby and Aperture publisher Chris Boot.
Megan Luke, photographer Brian Bowen Smith and Jennifer Baker of BookMarc
Dan Nadel, publisher of PictureBox books, and Alexander Galan of ARTBOOK | D.A.P.
Cartoonist and editor Sammy Harkham with Fritz Haeg and Roman Alonso of Commune.
Book critic Kate Wolfe.
Ashley Thayer, photographer and publisher Jason Fulford and friend.
Susan Morgan, author of "Piecing Together Los Angeles: An Esther McCoy Reader" with her partner, artist, writer and Cal Arts Dean, Thomas Lawson.