Catalogue Available (custodial edition)

2014, 22 × 27.4 × 3 cm, encased handmade book printed at Stichting Lettergieten 1983 using hot metal typesetting over digitally printed images, limited to an edition of 5.

Catalogue Available (custodial edition)

To complete The Kippenberger Challenge and equal Martin Kippenberger’s annual average printed output of 7.45 books, Farrar released five artist’s proofs of Catalogue Available (2011). Sealed in a plastic case, they now serve as a custodian edition of the original site-specific book which is otherwise unique and on permanent display in the library of Leeds College of Art.


Permanent exhibit in Leeds College of Art (Vernon Street) Library: 735.29 FAR. Lajevardi collection, 2015, Tehran, IR. Catalogue Available, 2011, Leeds College of Art, Leeds, UK.

Alex Farrar
Born 1986 in Leeds, United Kingdom
20.4.18, 10am – 6pm, I will be speaking at a one day ‘Distributed’ conference organised by David Blamey and Joshua Trees in Lecture Theatre 1, Royal College of Art, London
29.3.18 – 2.4.18 Unfair at Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
22 - 26.2.18 Christie’s Fundraiser Auction for Unfair 2018 at Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
21 – 25.2.18 Arco Madrid with Dürst Britt & Mayhew
16.2.18 – 24.3.18 ‘Body Building’ group exhibition at Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague
7.2.18, 2 - 6pm, ‘Circles of Recognition, Structures of Support: Becoming an Artist in Leeds Today’ seminar organised by the Henry Moore Institute, which will happen in the Henry Moore Lecture Theatre, Leeds Art Gallery
1.5.17 – 1.5.19 My work is generously supported by a grant for established artists from the Mondriaan Fonds (Netherlands)
recent exhibitions
Dürst Britt & Mayhew
COLOPHON was built with the ingenuity and patience of DisplayHooray.
The typeface used throughout is Maria Pro, created by Phil Baber, whose 2010 design for the Index book reappears here in the work pages.
Credit also goes to Qubik for my original website (2010–2014), which lives on in the icon based home page.