We sell artists books.
Working from a vibrant history of commissioned artists books, Small Editions collaborates through studio visits and conversations with artists to publish small edition bookworks and artists books. Seeking to support experimental artist publishing, we developed a business model that provides book production services to commercial clients as a means for funding our artists book publishing projects.
Since 2012 Small Editions has published artists books with Andria Morales, Anne Vieux, Annie Pearlman, Benjamin Niznik, Beverly Fresh, Erin Sweeny, Gregory Kalliche, Lauren Clay, Nicole Killian, Noah Breuer, Siebren Versteeg, Sheryl Oppenehim, Ted Gahl, Will Anderson, and Will Rahilly. Our books are in the collections of MoMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Walker Art Center, Kohler Artist Book Library, Whitney Museum of American Art, Cleveland Institute of Art, SAIC, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Cranbrook Art Museum. We are involved in leading workshops for artists on how to make books through The Center for Book Arts, Blonde Art Books, and other institutions. We have presented on our works at venues such as MoMA PS1 and Independent Curators International. Our goal as publisher is to use our combined book production and exhibition space to create bookworks that unabashedly borrow from ideas and techniques of both worlds (contemporary art and books), that further the ideas of both, and to provide a space for contemporary artists to further their practice through artists book production.
Edited by Nicole Kaack, artwork by Renee Gladman, Katie Giritlian, Rosaire Appel, and Zipora Fried, writing by Matt Keegan
Soft cover, saddle stitched two color risograph and laser printed
8 in., 32 pages
Marks are observations, embedded in time like fractured thoughts, accumulating to become — the beginning and end of a brushstroke, the overlapping of tape, a piece of paper draped onto itself, or the softening of a line into a cloud of gouache. (wordless) turns to the generosity of image as a form that shapes across a… More
Concertina in removable custom cover
12 in., 96 Pages
Ugly Children is an artist’s book that uses the concertina structure in an innovative way to play with the color and pattern relationships of original sheets of marbleized papers. 10.5×12 inches, 92 pages, one-of-a-kind.
6 halo-chromed prints and 6 silver gelatin prints bound into a sculptural book
3 + 2APs
10 in., 12
Printed in an edition of 3 with 2 APs, Monuments to the Conquerers of Space is an artist’s book by Brittany Nelson, a geometric abstract artist working within the realm of alternative process photography. The book contains 6 hand halo-chromed prints and 6 silver gelatin photograms that recall the work of the constructivists within a custom sculptural binding.