College Art

Just back from a few days in Boston, at the annual College Art Association Conference.

We sold quite a few books on our booth – and took lots of pre-orders for Brandon LaBelle’s forthcoming Background Noise.

And we received lots of positive comments about the 33 1/3 series, as well as several versions of my favourite question, “When the **** is that My Bloody Valentine book coming out?” Anyway, people who teach and study the visual arts diplayed the following preferences. Make of this what you will:

R.E.M. – 7 copies
Beach Boys, Neutral Milk Hotel – 6 copies
David Bowie, Rolling Stones, Velvet Underground – 5 copies
Elvis Costello, Prince, The Band – 4 copies
Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, DJ Shadow, Jeff Buckley, Love, The MC5, Ramones, The Smiths, Sly and the Family Stone – 3 copies
Dusty Springfield, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Replacements, Stone Roses – 2 copies
Abba, Joy Division, Led Zeppelin – 1 copy
Jethro Tull, The Kinks* – 0 copies

*Slightly unfair, as we didn’t have any copies of the Kinks book to sell.

4 thoughts on “College Art”

  1. Hey David — Why do you think my book sold the most copies? Did the art academics flip thru it and see buzzwords that triggered the sale or something?

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