The Store

Opened on May 28, 2016, A.G. Geiger specializes in contemporary California artists. Presenting a carefully curated collection of rare exhibition catalogs, monographs and fine art books, A.G. Geiger celebrates the continuing contribution to world culture by artists based in the Golden State. 

A.G. Geiger will host author, artist and curator discussions as well as other special events.  Check our event page for a current calendar.

A.G. Geiger will have its own imprint called California Art Books that will catalog contemporary Los Angeles artists through a monthly issue and related artist talk / event.  The catalog series will be titled the California Contemporary Artists Catalog Project and over time, seeks to determine if there is indeed a regional aesthetic thread that runs through a wide survey of influential artists from the west coast.  Over time, the catalogs will represent a definitive archive of California based artists from the mid 20th century to the present.

 

 

The Owner

The bookstore and catalog project is a passion for Michael Delgado, a graduate of the USC School of Fine Art, former art writer for the LA Weekly and Editor of the Journal of the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art (LAICA).  After LAICA, Mr. Delgado earned Executive Producer credits with MTV and IMG before returning to print as an Associate Publisher with Tiger Oak Publications.

Mr. Delgado recently joined the Board of Directors of Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE).

An LA native, Mr. Delgado hopes you enjoy the A.G. Geiger collection and that you have a chance to stop by the storefront in historic Chinatown, Los Angeles, soon!

About A.G. Geiger

Fans of Raymond Chandler will recognize the bookstore name from the novel "The Big Sleep".  In the story, A.G. Geiger is an underworld figure whom gumshoe Phillip Marlowe tracks in his quest to protect the debutante Sternwood sisters. A.G.Geiger ran a "Fine Art Book" store as a front for pornography titles sold out of a back room. We chose the name for our bookstore because "The Big Sleep" is a quintessentially Los Angeles tale and we get a kick out of the fine art as pornography bit.