Friday, March 30, 2018

Vasta @ New York Photo Show April 6, 2018 The Watson

I will be exhibiting at the New York Photo Show Friday April 6th presented by Mary Martin, Ltd. 9:30am - 6pm entry $7, early bird @ 8am $20. The Watson Hotel 440 W 57th St. (9/10th). As always I will be presenting rare and unusual photographs in my areas of specialty: the body, nudes and erotica.

Don's miss this AIPAD shadow fair! Come for the early buying, a short 11 minute walk from the AIPAD location at Pier 94 on the Hudson River. Look forward to seeing you there!

Photograph attributed to Brassai for the Diana Slip Company, Paris circa 1930

Monday, October 30, 2017

Vasta @ NEW YORK CITY Postcard Show Nov. 3rd & 4th

Come to the fair this weekend @ The Watson Hotel for the latest arrivals from my recent buying trip to Europe. Rare and unusual nudes, erotica, propaganda, advertising, mechanicals, fantasy and surrealistic postcards just added to my inventory for the show. See you there!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

VASTA @ MoMA PS1 Art Book Fair September 22~24

It's time for Printed Matter's NY Art Book Fair, September 22~24, preview September 21st, details here. Vasta will be presenting a diverse selection of material in our areas of specialty: the body, the nude and the erotic arts. Focus for the fair will be artist's books, periodicals, ephemera, photographs, sexpapers as well as rare and collectible books, circa 1960s~2000s all in our areas of specialty. Look forward to seeing you at our usual hot and steamy stand, where the first 500 visitors will receive a hand fan to help cool you off!

We are also pleased to announce the New York City launch of Babelon by Grace Hannah Lang and Simon Lazarus Vasta, a limited edition artist’s book published by Vasta Editions

Grace will be present during the LA fair, signing copies of Babelon and goin' crazy, making art at the Vasta stand, creating her unique "babes", adding to her family of grooselings. Go here for more about Grace and her incredible artwork. Babelon will available at the Vasta stand for $25 and via our eBay store, click here.

BABELON is a feminist fairytale about the end of the world. Created by the artist/writer team of Grace Hannah Lang and Simon Lazarus Vasta. This 32 page, black and white artist's book mashes up Metal album covers, Underground Comix, and the editorial art of such 18th century greats as Francisco de Goya and William Hogarth, creating a darkly psychedelic vision of the last days of patriarchal oppression and the dawn of a better world.

BABELON includes a three-color, double-sided silk screened dust jacket, printed by Kayrock Studios in Brooklyn, NY. The book was printed by Paper Press Punch in Seattle, WA. If you know anyone who is just sick to their stomach about the state of our fallen world, be sure to pick this one up. Especially if that anyone is you.

Babelon is a signed and numbered artist's book published in a limited edition of 250 copies. 
Art by Grace Hannah Lang, words by Simon Lazarus Vasta. Risograph printed in black 
and white with a double sided dust jacket, silk screened in three colors
For sale at the NYC Art book fair $25 and in our eBay store, click here.

And where it all began for Vasta Images, with the vintage, rare and unusual collectible material. We will be showing a curated selection of "the latest", recent arrivals of  
sexpapers, nudes, erotica, artist's books, vintage photographs and much more. 

Above, thumbnails of a selection of the curated rare, vintage and collectible material for sale at the fair. Including '50s Japanese magazines, artist's books, '60s photo nudes in color and b&w, rare Bettie Page publications, hand-tinted '50s nudes, gay male, lesbian and transsexual publications, '60s/'70s photobooks, Italian Fiorucci stickers 1984, '60 men's magazines, bondage and fetish magazines '60s, 70s, 80s, Bizarre Fotos of Irving Klaw plus a fresh selection of sexpapers: Love, Hate, Finger, Screw, Kiss and so much more. Here for details.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Vasta @ Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair Sept.8~10th

Summer's almost over and that means it's time for the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair Sept. 8~10th where I will be exhibiting for the first time (stand #602b). The show will take place in Greenpoint at the very cool, glass-walled Brooklyn Expo Center on Franklin Street. I will be presenting a selection of books, periodicals and ephemera in my areas of specialty: nudes, erotica and the body. A special feature of my stand for the BABF will be pop-up, mechanical books and ephemera.

And save the date, September 22~24th, for the annual MoMA PS1 Art Books Fair.
In addition to getting a look at the latest books, periodicals and ephemera, come join Grace Lang and Simon Vasta for the New York launch of their artist's book, BABELON.

I look forward to seeing you in September in both Brooklyn and Queens!

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Sampling of the pop-up and mechanical books on view at the Vasta stand @ BABF

 Rare IRINA IONESCO portfolio of Nudes 1974 and EROS a series of art deco era risque folios 
circa 1925 filled with marvelous frameable color prints

 Artist's books, nude folios, French pulps, futuristic sci-fi comics, lettrisme, psychedelics 
and much more for sale @ BABF

 NOVOPOLIS exceptional all silk screened pop-up book by Philippe UG 2010

 FREAK CARS a boxed set of silk screened prints by Gilbert Sheldon 2003