Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Printed Matter Series Uranus #1 New York

Printed Matter is pleased to announce the newest title in its publication series, Uranus #1 by Carlo Quispe, Mike Diana, and Shane Uht. Please join us and the artists for a reception on Thursday, September 2nd, from 5-7 PM. Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Avenue between 21st and 22nd streets in New York City.

Within the pages of their collaborative "Gay Love Comix," Carlo Quispe, Mike Diana, and Shane Uht let their subconscious desires and fantasies roam freely, gleefully blurring distinctions between pleasure and pain, the public and the private, the sacred and the profane. Quickly-executed ink drawings, in which draftsmanship is sacrificed for rawness and spontaneity, give visual manifestation to situations rarely seen in comics of any kind: lovers arguing over their addictions and engaging in explicit sex acts involving razor blades, an "electric eel robot", and - perhaps most shockingly - genuine and candidly-expressed affection for one another.

Published by Printed Matter, Uranus #1 is a 67 page, soft-cover book in black and white. It retails for $15 and is available in store and online here. Please call the store at 212-925-0325 or email to arrange for signed copies for those who cannot attend.

Printed Matter Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1976 by artists and art workers with the mission to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists'' books and other artists'' publications.

Printed Matter, Inc. has received support, in part, through grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City, Department of Cultural Affairs, the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Schoenstadt Family Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, the Gesso Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary, Arts, the Morris B. and Edith S. Cartin Family Foundation Inc., the Mondriaan Foundation, and individuals worldwide.

Printed Matter, Inc.
195 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10011

T: 212 925 0325
F: 212 925 0464

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