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We have 2 issues of Wedge, no.1(1982:summer) and no.2(1982:fall). The 10 numbers published between 1982 and 1988 represent the entire run. Some issues were published in combined form; no issues were published for fall 1983, spring 1984-fall 1984, summer 1985-1987. They have the following subject headings in our catalog, the links for which you can follow to other material in our catalog with the same assigned subject heading:

Art, Modern–20th century–Periodicals.
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)–History–20th century–Periodicals.
Art, Modern.
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)

Each issue had a distinct title. You can see the title for number 1 below. Number 2 was called The Spectacle.  

The First Issue of Wedge was dedicated to the poet James Laughlin.

The First Issue of Wedge was dedicated to the poet James Laughlin.

 

Cover, n. 2 fall 1982

Back Cover, n. 2 fall 1982

Back Cover, n. 2 fall 1982

masthead n. 2

 

The content includes interviews with visual artists, writers, and filmmakers, as well as essays on various art forms. They also published poetry and various writings, such as “The Thomas Crown Affair” in which Richard Prince chronicles what he did instead of going to work (which included going to the Orleans Theater to watch porno movies and a Howard Johnson’s for a meal).  Below are the table of content pages.

Table of Contents, n. 2.

Table of Contents, n. 2.

Table of Contents, no. 1.

Table of Contents, n. 1.

And as a last enticement, here is an insert called the License Action by the Guerrilla Art Action Group from issue no. 1. These are business card sized and all came in a tiny envelope.

License  Action by the Guerilla Art Action Group

It is a highly entertaining read/browse that provides a snapshot of the early 1980’s art world.

 

Strapazin

First launched in 1984, Strapazin is a Swiss-based, German language comics magazine focused on the underground and independent scenes. The aesthetic of the work selected is often defined by expressive, gestural drawings filled with motion and  energy. Notable Strapazin contributors include SVA’s own Gary Panter and David Sandlin, as well as  Daniel Johnston, Le Dernier Cri and Julie Doucet.


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The SVA library has 25 issues of Strapazin from June 1994 through the current issue.

Strapazin, No. 106. March 2012.

Strapazin, No. 106. March 2012.
Cover by Sharmila Banerjee

Strapazin, No. 76.

Gary Panter
Strapazin, No. 76.

Strapazin, No. 76.

Gary Panter
Strapazin, No. 76.

Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Gary Panter
Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Gary Panter
Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Strapazin, No. 95. June 2009.

Daniel Johnston
Strapazin, No. 95. June 2009.

Strapazin, No. 95. June 2009.

Daniel Johnston
Strapazin, No. 95. June 2009.

Strapazin, No. 95. June 2009.

Daniel Johnston
Strapazin, No. 95. June 2009.

Strapazin, No. 93. December 2008.

David Sandlin
Strapazin, No. 93. December 2008.

Strapazin, No. 93. December 2008.

David Sandlin
Strapazin, No. 93. December 2008.

Strapazin, No. 39. June 1995.

Strapazin, No. 39. June 1995.

Strapazin, No. 103. June 2011.

Helge Reumann & Xavier Robel
Strapazin, No. 103. June 2011.

 

Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Le Dernier Cri
Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Le Dernier Cri
Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Luca Schenardi
Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Luca Schenardi
Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Luca Schenardi
Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

Hans Scharer

Hans Scharer
Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.

 

Strapazin Special Issue; Bubbles, Boxes & Beyond. 2000.

Julie Douect
Strapazin Special Issue; Bubbles, Boxes & Beyond. 2000.

Julie Doucet

Julie Doucet
Strapazin Special Issue; Bubbles, Boxes & Beyond. 2000.

Julie Doucet

Julie Doucet
Strapazin Special Issue; Bubbles, Boxes & Beyond. 2000.

Julie Doucet

Julie Doucet
Strapazin Special Issue; Bubbles, Boxes & Beyond. 2000.

 

Photo by Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs

Strapazin, No. 53. December 1998.
Photo by Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs

 

Strapazin, No. 107. June 2012.

Patrick Savolainen
Strapazin, No. 107. June 2012.

Strapazin, No. 100. September 2010.

Xiang Ya Ta
Strapazin, No. 100. September 2010.

Strapazin, No. 109. December 2012.

Yuichi Yokoyama.
Strapazin, No. 109. December 2012.

Strapazin, No. 100. September 2010.

Yan Cong
Strapazin, No. 100. September 2010.

Strapazin, No. 104. September 2011.

Christina Gransow
Strapazin, No. 104. September 2011.

Strapazin, No. 104. September 2011.

Ludmilla Bartscht
Strapazin, No. 104. September 2011.

Nine Antico

Nine Antico
Strapazin, No. 104. September 2011.

Nine Antico

Nine Antico
Strapazin, No. 104. September 2011.

 

Magazine Covers – 1970-1979 (Part 3 – Art) +++

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Please enjoy this sopping sampling of sweet and sour color from 1970’s art magazines.

Art News was founded in 1902 and is the most widely circulated art magazine in the world.

ArtNews. April 1972.

ArtNews. April 1972.
“Sweet and Sour” by Ed Ruscha.
(Strawberries, peppers, olives, peaches, anchovies, pickles, washes of jam juice.)

Art International was based in Switzerland and ran from 1956-1984.

Art International, Volume XXI. March 1978.

Art International, Volume XXI. March 1978.
Art by Pierre Alechinsky.

Novum Gebrauchsgraphik, now called Novum, is an international graphic design magazine based in Germany.

Novum Gebrauchs Graphic. February 1977.

Novum Gebrauchs Graphic. February 1977.
African Hairdresser’s Sign (Unknown Artist).

Art International, Volum XXII. February 1978.

Art International, Volume XXII. February 1978.
Art by Richard P. Lohse.

Art International, Volume XX/3-4. March/April 1976.

Art International, Volume XX/3-4. March/April 1976.
Art by Alun Leach-Jones.

Avante Garde had a short run of only 14 issues between 1968 to 1971.

Avante Garde. January 1970.

Avante Garde. January 1970.
Art by Thomas Weiil

Connoisseur is a publication of self-proclaimed high-brow culture and art:

Connoisseur. April 1976.

Connoisseur. April 1976.

ArtForum is a contemporary art magazine.

ArtForum. 1971.

ArtForum. 1971.
Still from “Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son” (1969).

Magazine Covers – 1970-1979

This post continues to look at Magazine Covers throughout the decades. 1970-1979 contains hundreds of items and as usual it was difficult choosing these few to feature.

I begin with this gem from 1970, the beautifully produced, polite propaganda, Soviet Life. We have a number of full issues in our periodical collection from the late 60’s, early 70’s, and early 80’s.

Portrait of Lenin, a woodcut done in 1968 by Andrei Goncharov

And from the idealism of Lenin we move onto the eroticism of Lennon in Avant Garde magazine which is also available in our periodicals no.1(1968:Jan.)-no.14(1971:summer).

This cover features the Lithograph "Lotus" by John Lennon

Cover by Jean-Pierre Fouchet

The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise, by Giovanni di Paolo (1402 or 1403 - about 1482), Italian (Siena). Tempera on wood, 17 3/4 x 20 1/2 inches. Photograph: Malcolm Varon. From the Robert Lehman collection.

Richard Serra "Base Plate Hexagram, Right Angles Inverted, Webster Ave. & 183rd Street, Bronx."

From the table of contents: "Cover: The snapshots on the cover were taken by the Editor at Borobudur and Prambhanan in Central Java and on the island of Bali. They depict the original setting of the Indonesian art works recently shown at the Asia House Gallery in New York."

From the table of contents: "The Cover: A whale breaching--or leaping from the water to roll onto its back--is a sight few landsmen can expect to encounter. Artist Alan E. Cober, a leading American illustrator, depicted the whale on our cover..."Few people even know what a whale looks like," says Cober. "I have rendered the marine life realistically, but the realism is my own."

Performance (May/June 1973)

Arts in Society (Summer/Fall 1973)

Novum Gebrauchs Graphik (February 1978) Cover by Young Su Lee

Novum Gebrauchs Graphik (March 1978) Cover: Wenzel Schmidt

Novum Gebrauchs Graphik (August 1978) cover by: Christian Josef

Novum Gebrauchs Graphik (November 1978) cover by: Kondow Satoshi

Audubon (September 1977)

This is a strange one, the “urban renaissance” issue of this defunct inflight magazine from US Airways.  “Mainliner Magazine” sounds like something for the heroine chic crowd.

Mainliner Magazine (March 1979)

Black American Literature Forum (Fall 1979) Illustration by Chike C. Aniaicor