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The Books of Arion Press and a Talk with Andrew Hoyem
March 2 - March 30   •   Gallery Talk: Friday, March 21, 2008

Sampler, Emily Dickinson and Kiki Smith, Arion Press at Donna Seager Gallery Godot, William Wiley at Donna Seager Gallery Orlando, Virginia Woolf and Diana Michener at Donna Seager Gallery
Coney Island of the Mind, Ferlinghetti at Donna Seager Gallery
Journey Round My Room
Squarings, Seamus Heaney and Sol LeWitt at Donna Seager Gallery

Founded in San Francisco in 1974, Arion Press has published 80-plus limited edition books, most printed by letterpress, often illustrated with original prints by notable artists.

The press carries on a grand legacy of San Francisco printers and bookmakers. The press was founded by Andrew Hoyem, continuing the tradition of the Grabhorn Press of Edwin and Robert Grabhorn. Hoyem had been partners for seven years with the younger Grabhorn brother, and after his death Hoyem started Arion Press, preserving the Grabhorn's historic collection of American metal type. Since 2001, Arion Press has been a cultural tenant at the Presidio, where it shares an industrial building with its typecasting division, M & H Type—the oldest and largest hot metal type foundry in the U.S. for letterpress printers.

The gallery is pleased and honored to have a selection of these fine Arion Press editions and to welcome Andrew Hoyem into the gallery.