Erik La Prade is an American freelance journalist, poet, photographer, and non-fiction writer. La Prade has had 14 publications. He is based in New York City.
His poems have appeared in Hot Summer Nights: A Collection of Erotic Poetry and Prose (Inner Child Press, 2012), Wildflowers, a Woodstock mountain poetry anthology (Woodstock, NY: Shivistan Publishing), Artist and Influence, Fish Drum, Live Mag!, The Hat, The Reading Room, The Sienese Shredder and The New York Times. He has also served as Poetry Editor for The Reading Room.
La Prade's poem, "Baudelaire, Ashbery, Updike," earned Things Maps Don't Show (Del Mar, CA: Aegis Press, 1995, pp. 43–44) a place in the Ashbery Research Center (ARC) archive of Bard College. ARC's copy of the book is shelved with a copy of correspondence from La Prade.
A collection of La Prade's interviews, Breaking Through: Richard Bellamy and The Green Gallery, 1960–1965, was published in 2010 by MidMarch Arts Press. The book traces the history of Bellamy's celebrated art gallery through interviews with twenty-three of its exhibited artists including Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, and Frank Stella. A frequently cited source of information on the gallery, the book is archived at both the library of the Museum of Modern Art and at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library. La Prade has also published articles and interviews in Art Critical, Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, NY Arts Magazine, Rain Taxi: A Review of Books, Night Magazine, Captured: A Film/Video History of The Lower East Side (Seven Story Press, 2005), and The Outlaw Bible of American Essays (Thunder's Mouth Press, 2006).. He currently writes for Noah Becker's Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art.
La Prade not only frequently writes about art and artists, he occasionally makes art. His photo, "A High Line Experience," appears in Lid Magazine #8 archived at the School of Visual Arts Library Picture & Periodicals Collections. Front Window Gallery has featured a collection of La Prade's black-and-white photographs, including candid portraits of Chuck Close, John Baldessari, among others. A page from a pocket notebook, where artist David Hammons had inscribed a disconnected phone number, appeared encased in a shadow box with the title, This Is Not David Hammons's Phone #, c. 2013, at an Off Paradise group show, Nothing of the Month Club, at 120 Walker Street, New York, from January 27 through April 27, 2021.
La Prade is one of the subjects in a series of portrait photographs by Lucas Samaras, which includes Cindy Sherman and Lisa Yuskavage, among others, titled Poses / Born Actors, housed in the collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.
- A Plague Year, Olympia, WA: Last Word Press, 2021 ISBN 978-1-94423442-3
- Weather & Other Poems, Olympia, WA: Last Word Press, 2020 ISBN 978-1-944234-36-2
- Fourteen Minutes: Selected Poems, By Tomasz Marek Sobieraj, Translated by Erik La Prade, Oyster Bay, New York: Cross-Cultural Communications, 2018 ISBN 978-0-89304-284-4
- Neglected Powers, Olympia, WA: Last Word Press, 2017 ISBN 978-1-944234-12-6
- Movie Logic, Hoboken, NJ: Poets Wear Prada, 2013 ISBN 978-0-615-76123-7
- False Confessions, Palo Alto, CA: Alternating Current (Propaganda Press), 2011
- BREAKING THROUGH: Richard Bellamy and The Green Gallery, 1960–1965: Twenty-three Interviews, New York: MidMarch Arts Press, 2010 ISBN 978-1-877675-78-2
- SWATCHES, Hoboken, NJ: Poets Wear Prada, 2008 ISBN 978-0-9817678-1-9
- Figure Studies: Poems, New York: Linear Arts Books, 2000 ISBN 978-1-891219-89-4
- Things Maps Don't Show, Del Mar, CA: Aegis Press, 1995
- Probst Solomon, Barbara (2007). The Reading Room/7. Great Marsh Press. p. 306. ISBN 978-1-928863-12-0.
- The Erotic Writers (2012). Hot Summer Nights: A Collection of Erotic Poetry and Prose. Inner Child Press. p. 43. ISBN 978-0-615-67093-5.
- "SHIVASTAN PUBLISHING. WOODSTOCK, NY". shivastan.com.
- Solomon, Barbara Probst (1 May 2006). The Reading Room/Six. Great Marsh Press. ISBN 978-1-928863-11-3 – via Google Books.
- "Erik La Prade - Poems - The Sienese Shredder #3". sienese-shredder.com.
- NO NAME, PLEASE, The New Times, HOME & GARDEN, Metropolitan Dairy by Georgia Dullea, April 20, 1983, p. C2
- Solomon, Barbara Probst (1 June 2009). The Reading Room/8. Great Marsh Press. ISBN 978-1-928863-13-7 – via Google Books.
- "Catalog of the Ashbery Research Center Archive". Archived from the original on 2014-10-30. Retrieved 2013-06-02.
- La Prade, Eric; Bellamy, Richard (12 December 2018). "Breaking through: Richard Bellamy and the Green Gallery,1960 - 1965: twenty-three interviews". Midmarch Arts Press – via arcade.nyarc.org Library Catalog.
- "Thomas J. Watson Library / All". library.metmuseum.org.
- "Erik La Prade, Author at Art Critical".
- "Reviews: Donna Dennis at Neuberger Museum of Art, by Erik La Prade". Art in America, Oct 21, 2013. 21 October 2013.
- Prade, Erik La (June 2003). "The Seeing Word: An Interview with Robert Whitman". The Brooklyn Rail.
- "Erik La Prade interviews Susan Weil," NY Arts Magazine, September/October 2006
- "Erik La Prade interviews artist Peter Young" NY Arts Magazine, 2007
- "Rain Taxi: A Review of Books, Online Edition: Summer, 2004, "The Poetry in Something, an interview with Gerard Malanga"". Archived from the original on 2013-10-16. Retrieved 2013-05-01.
- "NIGHT ISSUE #50". www.nightmag.com.
- "NIGHT ISSUE #47". www.nightmag.com.
- "NIGHT ISSUE #45". www.nightmag.com.
- Patterson, Clayton, ed. (2005). Captured: A Film/Video History of The Lower East Side. Seven Story Press. pp. 87, 35, 57]. ISBN 978-1-58322-674-2.
- The Outlaw Bible of American Essays edited by Alan Kaufman (Thunder's Mouth Press, 2006) ISBN 978-1-56025-935-0
- "WM | whitehot magazine of contemporary art | Erik La Prade". Retrieved 2023-06-09.
- Lid Magazine #8
- Visual Arts Library Picture & Periodicals Collections: Lid Magazine
- Eric La Prade: Some Photographs, Front Window Gallery, Milton, PA, November 10 – January 12, 2018 (Curated by Brice Brown)
- "Press Release for Nothing of the Month Club group art exhibition at Off Paradise" (PDF). Retrieved 2023-06-09.
- Lucas Samaras American, born Greece, 1936, Erik La Prade: Poses / Born Actors (portfolio), 2010, inkjet print, image: 81.28 × 45.72 cm (32 × 18 in.), sheet: 91.44 × 50.8 cm (36 × 20 in.), Gift of Kimberly and John F. Zwetchkenbaum, National Art Gallery
- SPD Catalogue: Fourteen Minutes: Selected Poems, Tomasz Marek Sobieraj, Erik La Prade (Translator), ISBN 978-0-89304-284-4
- La Prade, Eric (12 December 2018). False confessions. Propaganda Press. OCLC 809685936.
- La Prade, Eric (12 December 2018). Figure studies: poems. Linear Arts Books. OCLC 58774542.
- La Prade, Eric (12 December 1994). Things maps don't show. OCLC 47848447.
- New York Times, HOME & GARDEN, Metropolitan Diary by Ron Alexander, May 30, 1990, Page C00001: Dear Diary entry about La Prade's relationship with nighttime radio.
- BREAKING THROUGH: Richard Bellamy and The Green Gallery, 1960–1965: Twenty-three Interviews edited by Erik La Prade (New York: MidMarch Arts Press, 2010)
- Book Review of Breaking Through: "Art Books in Review" by Greg Lindquist, The Brooklyn Rail, Art Seen, Nov. 2010
- Book Review of Neglected Powers: "Sophisticated Visions" by Ilka Scobie, American Book Review, Volume 39, Number 4, May/June 2018, pp. 18-19
- Book Review of Movie Magic, By Mark Mccawley/, Urban Graffiti, Posted on June 8, 2015
- "J Journal, New Writing on Justice, Volume 5 Number 2, Fall 2012, Biannual" Review by John Palen, New Pages, Literary Magazine Reviews, April 15, 2013: Praise for La Prade's contribution
- WorldCat: Most widely held works by Eric La Prade
- Poetry Thin Air Interview - Scopino / La Prade - YouTube
- Recording of Anne Cammon Fiero's WKCR (89.9 FM NY) radio show Art Waves featuring Erik La Prade
- "METROPOLITAN DIARY by Georgia Dullea (The New York Times); Living Desk, May 2, 1984, Wednesday, Late City Final Edition, Section C, Page 2, Column 1, 967 words: La Prade, proofreader for New York City Law Department at 100 Church Street
- "If the World's a Stage, A Theater Can Be Home" by Ron Alexander (The New York Times); Style, May 6, 1990: La Prade, editorial assistant at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, talks about attending home-cabaret evenings.
- "An Underground Scene Celebrates Aboveground" Knickerbocker by Gary Shapiro, The New York Sun, August 25, 2005. La Prade, poet and contributor, at launch of "Captured: A Film/Video History of the Lower East Side" (Seven Stories) at the Clayton Gallery.
- NY Daily News, Showbiz, "Perfect 10: This week's news & to-do's," Monday, July 9, 2007, 4:00 AM: La Prade at READING RAINBOW: The Housing Works Bookstore Café on Wed. June 11, 2007
- Erik La Prade at Day 5 of Martha Rosler's Meta-Monumental Garage Sale November 17–30, 2012, Photo by Franco Frassetti (MoMA), November 23, 2012 using a Canon EOS 40D.
- Artists Knox Martin (L) and Eric La Prade attend the Ron Gorchov Opening at Nicholas Robinson Gallery on October 23, 2008 in New York City. (Photographer: Will Ragozzino/Getty Images North America)
- La Prade with art curator and model Mie Iwatsuki at private preview in celebration of Fred Wilson at The Pace Gallery on March 16 2012 in New York City (Photographer: Will Ragozzino/BFA.com)
- New York Times, ON LANGUAGE; The Woid on-Oid, By William Safire, February 5, 1984, Section 6, Page 12: Regarding the first use of "diet-drink"
- Syndic Literary Journal No. 44 October 2021, Archive of Narrations; People Without Eyelids, Written by Tomasz Marek Sobieraj, Translated from the Polish by Erik La Prade, Narrated by Bill Wolak, Poland