February 1970-January 1971
(12 issues; missing #4 & #8)
Album was published in London from 1970 to 1971. Its editor was Bill Jay.
It was a magazine of photography’s incursions.
Every page is black and white. No ornament, austere blocks of text. The effect is like drawing a curtain, or dimming the lights in a theater, only without the direction dictated by film, leaving you free to wander.
There are no advertisements.
Its concern was the actuality of practice. Old essays followed new talents in a critical space where “art photography” was as ludicrous a term as “art painting,” and what appears easy and available as a technology is, like any artistic practice, much more fugitive and essential.
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.
The SVA library has 25 issues of Strapazin from June 1994 through the current issue.
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.
Art International was based in Switzerland and ran from 1956-1984.
Novum Gebrauchsgraphik, now called Novum, is an international graphic design magazine based in Germany.
Avante Garde had a short run of only 14 issues between 1968 to 1971.
Connoisseur is a publication of self-proclaimed high-brow culture and art:
ArtForum is a contemporary art magazine.