Colpa Press is a publisher of art books, prints, and objects based in San Francisco. The items include a variety of artist publications and documents.
Colpa is the collaborative publishing, design, printing, and curatorial practice of Luca Antonucci and David Kasprzak. Colpa's subsidiary, Colpa Press, produces limited edition books with visual artists and develops archival projects documenting cultural ephemera and local history. It was founded in 2010 by Carissa Potter and Luca Antonucci with assistance from Hailey Loman. Its studio is located at 771B Capp Street in San Francisco. In December 2017, Colpa launched a small bookstore in the back of the Et al. etc. gallery at 2831 Mission Street in San Francisco, dubbed the Colpa Annex. In March 2018, Colpa Books & Video, Colpa's own brick-and-mortar used bookstore, opened at 716 Sacramento Street in Chinatown, San Francisco. After closing in September 2019, Colpa Press has continued sales of new and used art books through book fairs, pop-up shops, flea markets, and its website. Colpa is a co-founder of the San Francisco Art Book Fair. [Sources: 1, 2, 3]
Scope and Contents
The collection features books and documents published by Colpa Press. Artists and designers include Luca Antonucci, Louise Chevallet, FutureFarmers, Stephen Hill & Anna Turner, David Kasprzak, Sarah Hotchkiss, Mike Kelley, Dano Lepez, Hailey Loman, Janaia Marisolle, NASTYNASTY, Mitsu Okubo, Cammie Stratos, John Vogler, and Jess Willa Wheaton. Several books include essays by Albert Colman, Sarah Hotchkiss, Kevin Killian & Dodie Bellamy, Bob Linder & Diego Villalobos, Natasha Marie Llorens, Michael Taussig, Elizabeth Thomas, and Cooley Windsor.
Documents: Three copies of a poster by Hailey Loman.
Objects: Eleven books by various artists/authors published by Colpa Press. One book of stills from “The Planet of the Apes” films published collaboratively by Colpa Press and blisterZine. One reprinted book on New Age music.