April 30, 2012

FRIEZE NEW YORK TO HOST CITY’S BIGGEST TEMPORARY ART BOOKSTORE

Frieze New York to Host City’s Biggest
Temporary Art Bookstore

An Unprecedented Collaboration Between America’s Premiere Distributor of Books on Contemporary Culture and Europe’s Leading Specialist Art Bookstore

Featuring over a thousand books from around the world as well as a large selection of limited editions, rare and out of print titles.

Open May 3 – 7, 2012
Frieze Art Fair, New York
Randall’s Island
Southern Entrance

ARTBOOK | D.A.P., North America’s premiere distributor of books on art and culture, has been the exclusive North American representative of Buchhandlung Walther Koenig’s publishing division for over 10 years as well as a co-publisher of key titles such as Gerhard Richter’s ATLAS.

Buchhandlung Walther Koenig / Koenig Books was founded in 1969 and has established itself as a leading specialist bookshop for art, art history, architecture, design, applied arts, photography, film and aesthetic theory.

In 2001 the company opened its first store outside of Germany: Koenig Books at the Serpentine Gallery, London. That bookshop has become a destination in itself. Following the success of the Serpentine store the company opened a shop on Charing cross as well, and took over management the Whitechapel bookshop after the institution’s renovation and extension. New bookstores also opened in Vienna’s Museumsquartier and in Milan. In 2012 Koenig Books will open its first stationery shop in the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

For almost two decades Koenig Books has operated bookshops in German museums, including Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Kunstmuseum, Stuttgart, and an outpost based in the Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn.

ARTBOOK | D.A.P. is America’s premiere source for books on art and culture. Since its founding in 1990, D.A.P. has represented the world’s most important museums and independent imprints in the arts as an exclusive distributor to the book trade, library and academic markets. In addition, D.A.P. maintains an active publishing program in the arts and photography and, under the Metropolis Books imprint, in the fields of architecture, design, and sustainability.

Since 2003, the company has run ARTBOOK @ MoMA P.S.1, operated a series of annual pop-up bookstores at the major art and photography fairs, and hosted online ecommerce partnerhips at ARTBOOK.com with cultural institutions and creative businesses — such as the Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, the Institute of the 21st Century, ForYourArt, Creative Capital, The Standard Culture Site, ArtTable and Metropolis Magazine. In addition, ARTBOOK organizes an extensive schedule of book events, ranging from signings to panel discussions and performances, in New York, Los Angeles and other American cities. In 2010, ARTBOOK opened a Los Angeles office, ARTBOOK | WEST, a trade showroom and event space at Paper Chase in Hollywood. In 2011, the company expanded into ebook publishing with the launch of ARTBOOK | DIGITAL.

The bookstore at Frieze New York will feature a special giveaway tote bag created by Rirkrit Tiravanija and produced by the Institute of the 21st Century. The bag is a re-issue of one Tiravanija made for Utopia Station at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003, a large, collective, and ongoing exhibition curated by Molly Nesbit, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Rirkrit Tiravanija.

Contact Information:

ARTBOOK | D.A.P.
To discuss partnering with ARTBOOK and for more information about ARTBOOK’s Pop-Up Stores, Permanent Partnership Stores, and Online Partnerships please contact Cory Reynolds, creynolds@dapinc.com

Publicity Inquiries: Luke P. Brown, lbrown@dapinc.com

Visit our permanent store ARTBOOK@ MoMAPS1

ARTBOOK | D.A.P.
155 Sixth Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10013
212.627.1999
www.artbook.com

KOENIG BOOKS
Buchhandlung Walther König GmbH & Co.KG
Ehrenstrasse 4
50672 Köln
Tel: 0221 205960
Fax: 0221 2059640
E-Mail: order@buchhandlung-walther-koenig.de

Büchermarkt
Tel: 0221 2059 634
Fax: 0221 2059 652
E-Mail: buechermarkt@buchhandlung-walther-koenig.de

Verlag der Buchhandlung
tel: 0221 2059 653
Fax: 0221 2059 660
E-Mail: verlag@buchhandlung-walther-koenig.de

www.artbook.com