How To Judge a Book By Its Cover


Did you know that is possible to make a book by hand? Did you know that artists such as Andy Warhol and Henri Matisse made their own books? Did you know that there is a whole seemingly underground art medium called “artist books?” Artist books are finely crafted books made by hand, by artists, and Portland is a hotbed for this up and coming, artistic medium. I’ll show you fine art books by a group of very talented artists from Portland and beyond whose artist books are held in such collections as The Museum of Modern Art, The Tate Collection, Harvard University, The Getty and yes, even the Multnomah County Public Library. Come learn about this very exciting, affordable, collectible art form.

Laura Russell

Affiliation 23 Sandy Gallery

Laura Russell is the owner of 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland. 23 Sandy Gallery presents contemporary artist books, photography, painting and other types of graphic arts. She is also a practicing photographer and book artist.