Steven Leiber Catalogs, 2019



Monograph. Edited by David Senior. Co-published by RITE Editions and Inventory Press. Full color. Soft cover with jacket. 10.25 x 10.25”. Designed by Adam Michaels, IN-FO.CO. Printed by Die Keure, Belgium. 252 pages. $55.

Steven Leiber, (1957-2012) the pioneering San Francisco dealer of the late-twentieth-century avant-art and its ephemera, was widely known for the dealer catalogs he produced between 1992-2010. All 52 are documented and contextualized in the monograph Steven Leiber Catalogs offered at the SFABF 2019. Each catalog was an (often humorous) homage to a movement, an artist, or a groundbreaking artists’ publication, including Fluxus, Harald Szeemann, Dan Graham, Raymond Pettibon and Aspen magazine. The book moves chronologically through the entirety of his output, establishing not only a revealing account of a collector and his process, but a vital record of Leiber’s contribution to the art world.

The monograph on Steven Leiber and his dealer catalogs contains essays by David Senior, Head of Library and Archives, SFMOMA, David Leiber, Partner David Zwirner, Lawrence Rinder, Director of Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Marcia Reed, Chief Curator and Associate Director, Getty Research Institute and Adam Michaels, designer and owner of Inventory Press. And there are 18 recollections contributed by some of those who knew, worked with or followed Steven Leiber included in the publication. 

Check out the KQED Arts review of STEVEN LEIBER CATALOGS exhibition, publication and program at the 2019 San Francisco Art Book Fair.

"In the mix of the enormous bounty of offerings filling Minnesota Street Project during this weekend’s San Francisco Art Book Fair, one book, one show and one panel discussion deserve special mention."

    - Sarah Hotchkiss, "'Steven Leiber Catalogs,' On the Page and in Person"