Alarma! Brendan Dugan’s Karma Bookstore is Invaded by Bjarne Melgaard
February 6, 2012

Here’s the Karma bookstore, it’s Brendan Dugan’s space to do shows and experiment with books.

Here’s the Karma bookstore, it’s Brendan Dugan’s space to do shows and experiment with books.

There’s Brendan, everyone likes Brendan, see why?

There’s Brendan, everyone likes Brendan, see why?

Brendan’s a great book designer, this time he published Bjarne Melgaard’s novella “Alarma! Boyfriends”.  Bjarne did a show for the book launch, and created an installation with some new work like <em>#6:Fuck Act Up</em>.

Brendan’s a great book designer, this time he published Bjarne Melgaard’s novella “Alarma! Boyfriends”. Bjarne did a show for the book launch, and created an installation with some new work like #6:Fuck Act Up.

Look at all the books. I read it, it’s hilarious and I’m reviewing it in my column in the NY Observer. It will also be excerpted on my website’s “What I’m Reading” section, so you can click onto it in all 3 parts of the website!! Get Busy!

Look at all the books. I read it, it’s hilarious and I’m reviewing it in my column in the NY Observer. It will also be excerpted on my website’s “What I’m Reading” section, so you can click onto it in all 3 parts of the website!! Get Busy!

Read the NY Observer column here

A vacuum cleaner sitting on a pile of Bjarne books. Do you like it? Do you think I care?

A vacuum cleaner sitting on a pile of Bjarne books. Do you like it? Do you think I care?

Melgaard drawings all over the bookshelf.

Melgaard drawings all over the bookshelf.

Melgaard’s work isn’t provocative, it’s strictly literal, and always truthful.

Melgaard’s work isn’t provocative, it’s strictly literal, and always truthful.

OUCH! That hurts!

OUCH! That hurts!

Bjarne left some crystal meth pipes next to a De Kooning, is that rad or what? Smokin’ Willem.

Bjarne left some crystal meth pipes next to a De Kooning, is that rad or what? Smokin’ Willem.

ALARMA! is a tabloid in Mexico of gore and the macabre world of Mexico’s Cartel warfare. Funny way for Bjarne to tell a love story.

ALARMA! is a tabloid in Mexico of gore and the macabre world of Mexico’s Cartel warfare. Funny way for Bjarne to tell a love story.

Thanks Brendan Dugan, KARMA bookstore IS where it’s at! Great show, cool books. Read one the ALARMA! stories here.