Imaginary Concerts Vol. 1

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Peter Coffin

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Downtown Los Angeles’s Colby Poster Printing Co. famously churned out their iconic “show print” posters from 1946 until 2012. Peter Coffin’s Imaginary Concerts grew out of experimenting with the print shop’s patent eyeball-attracting inks and exhibiting a series of eighty text-less posters in Colby’s tricolor gradient style, allowing the viewer to “what if…?” imaginary line ups into existence. After displaying the posters worldwide, Coffin enticed a handful of artists, authors, and otherwise daydreamers to depict their wildest concert bills in black letterpress. Co-published with Printed Matter, Imaginary Concerts collects and displays over 70 submissions against the hazy, horizontal color bands encouraging your cranium to creep its deepest concert fantasies.

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Weight 1080 g
Dimensions 22.9 x 31.4 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 12 August 2020
Number of pages 168
Format Hardback
Dimensions 22.9 x 31.4 cm
Weight 1080 g
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.