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Imaginary Concerts Vol. 2

Peter Coffin Carlo McCormick Adam Turnbull



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Anthology Editions
02 January 2018
Theory of music & musicology; Music: styles & genres; Cultural studies
Artist Peter Coffin began his work with the iconic designs of LA's Colby Poster Printing Company in 2008. Over the years, he solicited artists and friends to contribute their dream concerts-invented lineups for impossible gigs-and combined them with the colorful poster backgrounds. This effort resulted in 2017's Imaginary Concerts, a collaborative monograph depicting show posters curated from the lineups of more than 75 contributors. The result was a stirring celebration of music's vast conceptual universe.

Coffin's roster of concert daydreamers includes Yoko Ono, Sasha Frere-Jones, Lydia Lunch, Quasimoto and many more. Featuring original typesetting by artist Adam Turnbull, Imaginary Concerts Volume 1 and 2transports the reader further into Coffin's uncannily evocative, nostalgia-tinged and personally revealing realm of musical what-ifs.
By:   Peter Coffin
Designed by:   Adam Turnbull
Introduction by:   Carlo McCormick
Imprint:   Anthology Editions
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 305mm,  Width: 222mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   1.120kg
ISBN:   9781944860172
ISBN 10:   1944860177
Pages:   168
Publication Date:   02 January 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Peter Coffin has mounted over thirty solo exhibitions with museums and galleries including the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington DC), the Barbican (London), City Hall Park (New York City), and the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art (San Francisco). Coffin's art can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Guggenheim Museum, among other institutions. Music looms large in Coffin's work and mind.

Reviews for Imaginary Concerts Vol. 2

Imagine your dream concert line-up. Heroes you never got to see, bands from far away countries that never seem to tour, or just your absolute favourites you could watch time and time again -It's Nice That Imaginary Concerts named one of the best things at the 2017 LA Art Book Fair - Eye on Design, Best Thing at the New York Art Book Fair Coffin does a masterful job of making graphic wit. It is not parody. It is not a simple joke. It is a kind of hipster graphic poetry that is as fun to read as to view. Since 2008 he's printed with Colby ads for shows that never happened but somewhere in the imagination actually did. -Print

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