Events

FORTHCOMING

MOUSE BITES BACK, an art installation by Stu Kirst, on view through February 2024 at des pair Echo Park

Original works by Madeleine Kunkle, Opening Saturday March 2, 6-8 pm at des pair Echo Park

Additional dates will be posted here closer to the time of the event.

 

PAST

Release and reading of Blackout Poems by Aaron Rose, Sunday January 28, 4-6 pm at des pair Echo Park

Original works by Deshion McKinley and Jabari Wimbley, November 4, 2023 to January 14, 2024. Opening reception Saturday November 4, 6-8 pm at des pair Echo Park

Los Angeles release of the new des pair books publication with Catherine Mulligan, with artwork from Jeet Pavlovic and SJ, clothing from Keely, and flash tattoos by Daniel Villarreal. At des pair books echo park, Sunday October 22, 4-6 pm 

A Smile in 22 Parts, a painting show by Brendan Lynch, July 22-October 22, Opening reception July 22, 6-8pm.

Release of  Working Girl: Selling Art and Selling Sex by Sophia Giovannitti, with a conversation between Giovannitti and writer Esra Soraya Padgett. At des pair books at Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, Saturday September 9, 4-6pm.

Lucky Star Candle pop up at des pair books Echo Park with merch by Hollywood Gifts & reading by Stella Barey, July 21, 6-8pm.

The love of nothing is something, a drawing show by Daniel Johnston, April 15-July 16, 2023. Opening reception Saturday, April 15, 6-8pm. 

Release of Clay Pop at des pair books at Jeffrey Deitch with Alia Dahl, Alex Anderson, Sharif Farrag, and Amia Yokoyama. in conversation, June 27, 6-8pm. 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood.

Release of Gary Lippman's second book, We Loved the World but Could Not Stay, with a conversation between Lippman and Jonathan Shaw, founder of NYC's oldest tattoo shop, Dead City Tattoo and author of Scab Vendor. Saturday, May 6, 6-8pm.

Release of Jeff Burton's Las Vegas photography published by Louis Vuitton and a conversation with the artist and filmmaker Roger Hayn, at des pair books at Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, February 25, 4-6pm 

Release of Sunday Matininee, Brooke Smith's photographs documenting her time in the New York Hardcore scene of the 1980s, shooting bands at CBGB’s notorious Sunday afternoon gigs and hanging out on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, at des pair books Echo Park, February 11, 7-9pm. Includes a Q&A with Brooke Smith & Jesse Pearson of Apology Magazine. 

We all pay taxes to God, a painting show by Jarret Rubin, opening Saturday, January 14. The show will run through Winter.

Matt McCormick's Lead Me Not Into Temptation book release and signing, des pair books, Echo Park, Saturday, December 10, 6-8pm

Screening of Pierre Clementi's In the Shadow of the Blue Rascal (1986) presented by Mubi and Mezzanine Film. We will be selling copies of Clementi's English-language translation of A Few Personal Messages (Small Press, Translation by Claire Foster), Thursday, November 3, 8pm at 2220 Arts and Archives, 2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057

Amiee Byrne, Dying Breed, October 15, 2022-January 8, 2023. Opening reception Saturday, October 15, 5-7pm.

Stephanie La Cava in conversation with Naomi Fry for the release of her novel I Fear My Pain Interests You, October 6

André Saraiva: Graffiti Life with contributions by Virgil Abloh, Jeffrey Deitch, Magda Danysz, and Glenn O'Brien book release and signing at des pair books at Jeffrey Deitch, Saturday, September 24, 4-6pm

des pair books second location opening at Jeffrey Deitch Gallery. Saturday, September 3, 11-6pm. 7000 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, 90038

SWEET DAYS; a reading in collaboration with Hannah Hoffman Gallery. Readings by Elaine Kahn, Jeanetta Rich, Natalie Laura Mering, Julia Lans Lowak, and Ivanna Baranova, August 11, 6-8pm 

Nada Alic Bad Thoughts book release and reading, July 21, 6-8 pm

Sophronia Cook, Monitoring Active Volcanoes, July 15-October 10, 2022. 

Janie Korn magic candle show, Dreamland, June 24-26.

Emily Rosser You are an Island book release, June 19. Available here.

Sarah Schulman (Let the Record Show) in conversation with Jack Lowery (It Was Vulgar & It Was Beautiful; How Aids Activists Used Art to Fight a Pandemic), Saturday May 7

Seasons of des pair Spring Quarterly release, April 2, 2022

Emily Rosser, You are an Island opening, April 2, 2022

A Reading at des pair books hosted by Em Brill with Aiden Arata, Giulia Bencivenga, Julia Lans Nowak, Ani Tatintsyan, and Leah Clancy, February 26, 2022

Elijah Anderson, POINT A, POINT B opening January 8, 2022

Seasons of des pair Winter Quarterly release January 8, 2022

Christmas Mart with Miranda Evans paintings, Tutti Bene jewelry, The Fast Lane crochet, Birthday Girl clothing, and tattoos from Julianne Ashby with a drive for the East LA Women's Center, December December 11, 2021

Braindead Book fair at Brain Dead Fabrications, November 14, 2021

Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500) in conversation with Matthew Specktor (Always Crashing in the Same Car), October 14, 2021

Sex Magazine Issue 12 release, October 9, 2021

Laura Watters, Hand Jobs opening, September 25, 2021

Seasons of des pair Fall Quarterly release, September 25, 2021

Andrew James Peters Please, Don't Forget This book launch August 28, 2021

Nicole Della Costa As Serious as a Hiccup book release, August 14, 2021

Seasons of des pair Summer Quarterly release June 26, 2021

AJ Kahn, Dust Off the Lost Boy and a Rhinsteone as Big as the Ritz opening, June 26, 2021

Curtis Buchanan photo show opening April 10, 2021