Publish and Be Damned

October 1–15, 2006

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
LACMA West Building
6067 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Opening: Saturday, September 30, 2006. 6–8pm

Public hours: 12:00–8:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; closed Wednesday; Friday 12:00–9:00pm; Saturday and Sunday 11:00am–8:00pm.
Free after 5:00pm everyday.

For new publications submissions call: 213-268-8109

As part of its off-site series of events, ART2102 is pleased to present Publish and Be Damned. Surveying an abundance of independent publications, Publish and Be Damned demonstrates individual approaches to making and distributing the work of artists, writers, and musicians outside the commercial mainstream through fairs, a touring archive, and special projects. Publish and Be Damned illustrates a cross-section of self-published artists’ projects produced independently of institutions and galleries and with little or no backing other than the hard work and commitment of the artists themselves. The publications range from magazines, pamphlets, videos, posters, fanzines, and other ephemera.

In the context of LACMA’s project Eat the Market, ART2102 introduces the Publish and Be Damned Public Library, an itinerant archive with a core of more than 150 titles. The selection changes at each new venue as local publications and materials are added to the display.

Initiated in 2004 by Kit Hammonds and Emily Pethick, Publish and Be Damned continues with the input of Sarah McCrory. Eat the Market is curated by Sam Durant.

For more information on Publish and Be Damned, visit

This exhibition is made possible in part by the generous support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and additional support from LACMA.

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