Collecting Artist Books in the US vs Europe


November 6


06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

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Center For Book Arts Inc

28 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001

New York, NY, US, 10001

Explore how artists books are collected and used in the United States and Europe.

In her many years buying and selling artist books as a collections consultant, Susanne Padberg, encountered many reasons private collectors as well as institutions have for collecting contemporary artist books and the criteria that guide their choices. These are often based on responses to artist books that are different than one might expect. And they are very different in the US than in Europe. So, if the market for artist books is small is their production influenced by that and does the attitude toward collecting influence content?

The event is part of The Nomads programming at The Center for Book Arts. The Nomads are a new patron group of the Center for Book Arts of young professional and emerging art collectors with a passion for the arts. To get discounted tickets for this and other Nomad benefits click here. Nomad members get a promo code to use to access their event discount during checkout.

About the Speaker:

Susanne Padberg studied literary criticism, art history and cultural studies in Tübingen (Germany) and Vienna (Austria). She has been the owner of Galerie DRUCK & BUCH since 1994 – first in Tübingen and now in Vienna. The gallery, next door to the Freud Museum in Vienna, specializes in international contemporary book art and puts on four to six shows a year. Padberg is regularly engaged as a collection consultant and exhibition curator, most recently for the travelling exhibition “Freud on the Couch, Psyche in the Book,” which opened in 2018 at the Center for Book Arts in New York City, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis, and the San Francisco Center for the Book. She also gives lectures, does guest teaching, and writes catalog contributions and essays about contemporary bookart.