Journal: A Contemporary Art Magazine, Number 44, Vol. 5, Summer 1986

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Journal: A Contemporary Art Magazine, Number 44, Vol. 5, Summer 1986
Relyea, Lane, Editor; Cooper, Dennis, Feature Editor; McHugh, Caitlin, Assistant Editor
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art
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Notes: Very Good 8 1/2" x 11" softcover art magazine in stapled pictorial wraps featuring Arnold Fern's 1984 piece, "This Beauty's Tears Captured on Satin" to front cover, black lettering to cover, multicolored lettering over blue and black to back cover advertising new exhibitions upcoming at the Margo Leavin Gallery. Very minor shelf wear, bumping to spine, staples secure showing slight signs of oxidation, else clean, tight, sharp and unmarked throughout. Unpaginated, approximately 75pp. replete with black-and-white text, photography, art, art services, and art event advertising. Includes five separate segments including a Travelog, "Museum Boy" by artist Benjamin Weissman, the Feature, "The Sex Lives of Images" edited by poet and critic Dennis Cooper and featuring the art and writing of 13 contributors including celebrated novelist Robert Gluck, photographer Jack Shear, playwright Richard Haasen, and noted French author George Bataille, a Dialog, "The Messenger" by poet and performance artist David Antin, three poems by theater and spoken word artist Linda J. Albertano, and Proposals "Dog Part Fundamentals" by photographer and book artist Sandra Schwimmer, "Tiny Alice" by artist Nancy Evans and three untitled images by artist David Cabrera. Journal: A Contemporary Art Magazine, was established as the journalistic arm of the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art in 1974, dedicated to accommodating a growing voracious consumptive need for alternative press on art and artists. It lived through many changes of editors and contributing staff until shuttering (along with LAICA) in 1990. Beautifully produced, if not always quarterly, Journal: A Contemporary Art Magazine is a lasting remnant of an exciting era in American art history designed to maintain its relevance well beyond its years of production.