The Artist Book Foundation creates, shares and preserves artist books offering the richest visual presentations and most informed narratives of artists’ lives and work. Committed to artists, the Foundation believes artist books, like the artwork that inspires them, serve as a vital source of knowledge and culture for current and future generations. The Artist Book Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.

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Artist books, primarily artist monographs and catalogues raisonnés, are greatly valued by artists, galleries, collectors, art historians and students and many others. However, these books are being published less and less because they rarely are profitable for trade publishers.


"The book is the book. To see it get out in the world, and to be a permanent record. That’s what The Artist Book Foundation does - in the same way a museum puts it on the wall, The Artist Book Foundation will publish it."

—Tom Slaughter, New York, NY 2012


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The Artist Book Foundation’s publisher is Leslie Pell van Breen, one of the most highly regarded and accomplished art book publishers working today. Prior to co-founding The Artist Book Foundation, Leslie was publisher and executive director of Hudson Hills Press for more than a decade, building that company into the premier American publisher of fine art books. Leslie has worked with some of the finest museums in this country and published more than 75 titles ranging from artist monographs, catalogues raisonnés, to exhibition and collections catalogues as well as criticisms and historical surveys. Leslie and her team of the best book designers and editors in the United States are excited to continue working together, building on this impressive record.

Friends and Supporters

  • Charles C. Bergman
  • David Bloomfield
  • Thomas K. Carley*
  • Carolyn P. Colin
  • Patrick Conway
  • Marge Dimmit
  • Philip Eliasoph, PhD*
  • Vartan Gregorian
  • Jane Hamburger
  • Stephen Hannock
  • Alan Kaufman*
  • Colleen Keegan*
  • Katherine Kenyon
  • Robert Kipniss
  • Leonard Kreppel
  • Anne Labovitz
  • Phoenix Lindsay-Hall
  • Henry S. Lodge, MD
  • Dave Muller
  • Sten & Jill Rosenlund
  • David Skolkin


  • Tom Slaughter
  • John Stockwell
  • Hans Van de Bovenkamp
  • Wendy Weitman
  • Anne & Charlie Wilmerding
  • Sarah Woolworth
  • *Board of Directors


  • Cook Family Fund
  • Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew
  • Friedman Benda
  • The Furniture Society
  • George and Marina Hatch
  • George Lucas Family Foundation
  • Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Foundation Inc
  • Gregory Foundation
  • Jack Tilton Gallery
  • Kirkwood Printing
  • Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.
  • Luhring Augustine Gallery
  • Marian Goodman Gallery
  • Pollock-Krasner Foundation
  • Pritam & Eames
  • Rosenthal Wine Merchant
  • Tekserve
  • Twelve South


THE ARTIST BOOK FOUNDATION generates a portion of its annual budget through the sale of artist books, and receives donations from individuals and foundations. In addition, subventions and donated artwork are used to fund specific projects. We appreciate your interest and support.


115 East 57th Street, 11th Floor 
New York, New York 10022 

Homepage Caption:
Tom Slaughter in his studio.
Publisher - Leslie Pell van Breen
Director - Gibb Taylor




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