PHOTOS: NO AGE + PRINCE RAMA @ LA ART BOOK FAIR AT MOCA
Photos and words Leslie Kalohi
The LA Art Book Fair at MOCA Geffen Contemporary, presented by Printed Matter, officially opened its doors to the public with a special preview night featuring performances in the courtyard by No Age and Prince Rama.
Now in its third year, more than 250 independent printers/artists hailing from 20 countries have filled the exhibit walls with everything imaginable on a variety of subjects. Photographic and art prints, tote bags, posters, pins, cards, and of course, books, are on all on display with most available for purchase.
The free event will run until Sunday and will include conferences, workshops, readings, and signings.
An outrageous marriage of glam rock and new wave, Prince Rama delivered delicious beats and a bouncy set as attendees danced along. The duo should still have a couple of signed copies of their infamous Now Age Manifesto at Printed Matter’s booth.
After signing copies of their limited edition vinyl record collaboration with The Thing Quarterly, beloved locals No Age rattled the outside stage with a fierce set. The Los Angeles skyline proved a remarkable backdrop behind drummer/vocalist Dean Allen Sprunt as Randy Randall plowed ferociously on the guitar. Ending with a big finish, Randall leaped off the stage and into the crowd of fans.