Imaginary Concerts Vol. 2



ISBN: 9781944860172 Category:

Peter Coffin


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.

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Weight 1090 g
Dimensions 23 x 31.4 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 12 August 2020
Number of pages 168
Format Hardback
Dimensions 23 x 31.4 cm
Weight 1090 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.