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15 Feb. 2014

Clive Phillpot, Booktrek

Book Launch and Discussion
2:00pm - 4:0

Clive Phillpot will lead an illustrated discussion of the history of artists’ books beginning in the 1960s, touching upon definitions of this sprawling territory, and informed by his new book of essays from over forty years entitled Booktrek. His version of this history will be coloured by his experiences in Britain and the United States.

Clive Phillpot is a writer, curator and former art librarian. Director of the Library, the Museum of Modern Art, New York 1977-1994. Librarian, Chelsea School of Art, London 1970-77.

Former Board Member, Printed Matter, New York (1980-1994), & President (1992-93). Former Board Member, Franklin Furnace, New York (1980-82, 1985-87).

Latest Book: Clive Phillpot Booktrek: Selected Essays on Artists’ Books (1972-2010)
Zurich: JRP/Ringier, 2013

Other recent books and exhibitions authored, co-edited and co-curated include: Nobody Nose Amsterdam, 2011; Voids: A Retrospective Paris & Bern, 2009; Outside Of A Dog Gateshead, 2003; Live In Your Head London, 2000 & Lisbon 2001; Artist/Author: Contemporary Artists Books US tour 1998/99, etc.

Also contributor to: “Art & Project Bulletins 1-156, September 1968-November 1989”. London & Paris 2011; In Numbers: Serial Publications by Artists Since 1955 New York 2009; Edward Ruscha Editions: Catalogue Raisonné Minneapolis 1999; Ulises Carrion: Quant Aux Livres/On Books Geneva, 1997; Eternal Network: A Mail Art Anthology University of Calgary 1995; etc.

Film appearances include: How To Draw A Bunny (re: Ray Johnson), 2002, DVD 2004.


1: Clive Phillpot Portrait.
2: Clive Phillpot, Artists Books Diagram.
3: Clive Phillpot Book Cover.

  1. CP Portrait IMG_5180
  2. AB Diagram 2
  3. Clive_Phillpot_Booktrek_Cover_lrg