Word up! Artists reopen gallery in ‘novel’ fashion
Photos by Bob Krasner
At Central Booking’s reopening, the look was literary, literally.
BY BOB KRASNER | Artists wore their books on their sleeves when Central Booking gallery, on Ludlow St., held its reopening bash on Thurs., Sept. 12.
The Lower East Side gallery, which is dedicated to the idea of the book as art, hosted hundreds of guests, who packed the new 2,700-square-foot space for what Maddy Rosenberg, the gallery’s executive director and curator, called “a thrilling night.”
Revelers included Warren Lehrer, the renowned book artist and graphic designer; Florence Neal, founder of Kentler International Drawing Space; and Peter Fend and Coleen Fitzgibbon, formerly of Colab; as well as sculptor Tom Otterness.
The evening’s highlight was thREAD, a fashion show of book-themed outfits. Participants, many of whom created their own outfits, included Desiree Alvarez, Marlene Weisman, Beatrice Coron and German visitors Linn Annen and Brandstifter.
Central Booking, at 21 Ludlow St., is open Thursday to Sunday, 12 noon to 6 p.m. For more information, call 347-731-6559 or visit www.centralbookingnyc.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org .