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As publishers of artists’ books, monographs, catalogues, and other art ephemera, Smart Art Press is modeled on New York artist/theorist Dick Higgins’ Something Else Press of the sixties, publishing an eclectic and eccentric mix of works by and about artists, as well as related literary endeavors that seek to vitalize the scene and expand the understanding of contemporary art and culture. – Tom Patchett

That was our mission as written in 1994 when we began and it remains central to our publishing to this day.

We’ve published over a hundred books and catalogs plus many other wonderful oddities from films to bumper stickers. The press is the wing and thigh of Track 16 in Culver City, though the press is far from limited to just covering the gallery’s endeavors.


The gallery has moved from it's long time location at Bergamot Station to a space in Hayden Tract of Culver City. Along with the change of venue, we've also had a change in format. We are now open by appointment. 



Eduardo Abaroa
Pedro Alvarez
William Anthony
Robert Arneson
John Baldessari
Beattie & Davidson
Joseph Bertiers
Joseph Beuys
Dominique Blain
Nayland Blake

George Brecht
Saidel Brito
David Bungay
Jim Butler
Patricio Cabrera
Jerome Caja
Monica Castillo
Sam Cherry
Chema Cobo
Robbie Conal
Jan Dibbets
Kim Dingle
Christopher Doyle
Marcel Duchamp
Marcel Dzama
Tim Ebner
Nicole Eisenman
Robert Filliou
Simone Gad
Victor Gastelum
Pamela Goldblum
Curro Gonzalez
Gail Greenfield Randall
Don Ed Hardy
Maxwell Hendler
Jenny Holzer
Robert Indiana
Cameron Jamie
Allan Kaprow
Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy
Martin Kersels
Martin Kippenberger
Harmony Korine
Rachel Lachowicz
Cary Leibowitz/CandyAss
Roy Lichtenstein
Charles Long
George Maciunas
Dave Markey
Daniel J. Martinez
George McNeil
Lun*na Menoh
Graham Nash
Mark Niblock-Smith
Manuel Ocampo
Elizabeth Olbert
Claes Oldenburg
Dennis Oppenheim
Bruce Pearson
Raymond Pettibon
Paul Ramirez Jonas
Mel Ramos
John Register
Edward Ruscha
Cindy Sherman
Kiki Smith
May Sun
Andy Warhol
William Wegman
Joe Zucker
Tony Tasset
Jess von der Ahe
Douglas Perez
Bruce & Norman Yonemoto
Ruben Ortiz-Torres
Jack Pierson
Man Ray
Yalili Mora
Raymond Pettibon
Frank Ryan
Jim Shaw
Mike Watt
Maureen Selwood
Ann Summa
Eric White
Burt Payne 3
Jeffrey Vallance
Andrew Schoultz
Kiki Smith
John Register
Grete Stern
Shag (Josh Agle)


For inquiries contact: Sean Meredith
(323) 397-4934


Smart Art Press • Track 16
3571 Hayden Ave.
Culver City, CA 90232

Phone (310) 815-8080
Fax (310) 815-8083
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Smart Art Press no longer has retail hours, but you may call ahead if you need to stop by to buy a book.


Returns are accepted for up to 7 days after you receive. If you've decided you no longer want the item, we can refund the price of the items (not shipping) upon receipt of the returned items. If there is a problem with your order, please email us and we'll work to remedy it.


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We process orders as quickly as we can. We're a small team that isn't in every day. We process retail orders on  Wednesdays and Fridays.


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