About RITE Editions
Steven Leiber and Robin Wright founded RITE Editions in 2007 in San Francisco with the intent of commissioning artists to make limited edition publications.
Since its inception, RITE Editions has published 15 editions. The inaugural edition was Sound of Music, A Record of the Sound of Its Own Making by Jonathan Monk, an LP recording referencing Robert Morris’s Box with the Sound of Its Own Making (1961). Subsequent multiples include The White Album by Mungo Thomson (2009), Travis Meinolf’s Social Fabric Berlin Mitte (2010), and Paul Sietsema’s At the hour of tea (2014). This year, three editions will be completed: Jay Heikes’s Music for Minor Planets, a special edition by Gabriel Sierra, and a RITE Edition book publication.
Every RITE Editions is produced in close collaboration with each respective artist, and is distinguished by its conceptual nature and high production values. Containers, packaging, and mailers have also been developed in great detail in collaboration with the artists. A variety of mediums are explored in RITE Editions publications. And notably, all editions are intimate and interactive and necessitate close examination.
Steven Leiber passed away in 2012. RITE Editions published Artists & Editions in 2013 as a tribute to Steven and his work as a dealer, collector, and teacher. Fourteen artists, many of whom engaged in an ongoing dialogue with Steven during his lifetime, contributed extraordinary works to the edition. All proceeds from the sale of this boxed edition will benefit the Steven Leiber Scholarship fund at California College of Arts in San Francisco.
RITE Editions are represented in the following public collections
- MoMA, NY
- Berkeley Art Museum
- SFMOMA, San Francisco.
- Fogg Art Musem, Harvard, Cambridge
- National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
- Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
- Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
- Seattle Art Museum
- ArtNow International
All editions photography is by Ian Reeves.