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With many fingers in many pots, Printed Matter is a squidlike nonprofit dedicated to promoting all forms of artistic expression in print--in fact, the world's largest nonprofit organization committed to the published work of artists. Printed Matter was founded in a crowded 1976 market as a for-profit alternative art space, but quickly backpedaled into more altruistic territory, establishing a niche by working with artists to produce books that could not be produced by mainstream publishers, producing...

With many fingers in many pots, Printed Matter is a squidlike nonprofit dedicated to promoting all forms of artistic expression in print--in fact, the world's largest nonprofit organization committed to the published work of artists. Printed Matter was founded in a crowded 1976 market as a for-profit alternative art space, but quickly backpedaled into more altruistic territory, establishing a niche by working with artists to produce books that could not be produced by mainstream publishers, producing them cheaply and promoting them tirelessly. Over the last few decades, Printed Matter has plotted an organizational history through the art districts of lower Manhattan -- Tribeca, SoHo -- and the current Chelsea space features an expansive public library -- 15,000 titles by 5,000 artists -- within its corporate headquarters.

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195 10th Ave.
New York City, NY 10011
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Sunday and Monday: Closed, Tuesday and Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Thursday – Saturday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
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With many fingers in many pots, Printed Matter is the world's largest nonprofit committed to the published...

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May 4, 2011
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