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Joel Grey Stumbles Across West Village Pop-Up Space for THE BILLBOARD PAPERS Celebration

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Joel Grey, whose new photography exhibition The Billboard Papers premiered at Steven Kasher Gallery earlier this year, ran into the West Village pop-up space recently that he helped convert into a gallery to honor the book.

According to the New York Post, Grey, who compiled the book by "walking around his 'hood, taking art shots," found the space doing just that. From there, he contacted owner Carla Ruben of Creative Edge Parties, who helped Grey open up the space for the celebration.

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Pointed Leaf Press releaseed The Billboard Papers as a limited edition hardcover during the original exhibit at Steven Kasher Gallery. It will be Grey's fourth book of photographs, and his fourth collaboration with acclaimed book designer Sam Shahid.

Pictures I Had To Take, Grey's first monograph, published by powerHouse Books in 2003, showed work created over a 30 year period. His second book,Looking Hard at Unexamined Things, published by Steidl in 2006, featured all new work and highlighted industrial sites, abandoned buildings, graffiti, wall art, detritus and public works from Los Angeles and New York to Berlin and Venice. Grey's third book, 1.3 - Images from My Phone, published by powerHouse Books in 2010, is a groundbreaking and critically acclaimed collection of mobile phone photography.

Grey's work has been the subject of solo shows in New York, Los Angeles and Berlin. His photographs are part of the Permanent Collection of The Whitney Museum of American Art and the New York Public Library. In 2010, Steven Kasher Gallery presented 1.3: New Color Images by Joel Grey, an exhibition of Grey's mobile phone photography.

Photo by Walter McBride


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