It was an incredible 18 years, but we have completed our big move to Culver City. Although the bookstore is closed and we won't operate the way we did for all those years at Bergamot, we are, as Sandra Bernhard put it, "still here damn it."

 

We have begun to offer free standard shipping for all domestic orders made from the website. Also because we sympathize with the high price of international shipping we have integrated discounts into the international shipping rates.

 

Our last Bergamot exhibit had a great book published in conjunction with it about the SoCal hardcore punk called "We Got Power". We've published some great LA punk material in the past and it's available here: Smart Art Press punk materials. The "We Got Power" book is also available here! Check out Ann Summa's punk rock photography book, "The Beautiful and the Damned," of which we have a very limited number of signed copies left. And if you're into hanging your idols on the wall, get the Forming exhibition catalog and poster. There's also Exene's Pinspot.

 

Photographer Charles Brittin passed away in 2011. The LA Times has a nice obituary about him.  We're fans of his work.  In 1999 we collaborated with Craig Krull on a book of Brittin's work. We'd love people to see his photographs, so for the next few months we're offering the Charles Brittin monograph for just $8.95.

Photography books: Forming: The Early Days of L.A. Punk; The Unseen Cindy Sherman; Man Ray: Paris > L.A.; Viggo Mortensen; David Bryne; Christopher Doyle; Photographing the L.A. Art Scene; and Pierre Molinier.