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.
Wire-o binding in foil blocked portfolio cover
16 in., 12
Please Enjoy! this colorful intersection of sculpture and printmaking by Sun You. The artist is known for her use of craft materials in sculptural arrangements that are both playful and seductive. She created this vividly chromatic book by layering polymer clay on a risograph printer. The risograph process gives each book unique variations in color and registration.
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.