Journal: A Contemporary Art Magazine, Number 45, Vol. 5, Fall 1986, LAICA, Equ..

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Journal: A Contemporary Art Magazine, Number 45, Vol. 5, Fall 1986
Cranston, Margaret, Editor; Equi, Elaine, Feature 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 the full-color Kevin Riordan's "Goodbye to All That" to cover, red lettering to cover, black lettering over yellow to back cover featuring an advertisement for the International Contemporary Art Fair "ICAF LA86". Minor shelf wear to covers, including some rubbing to spine and slight bumping to tips, staples secure but showing minor oxidization, clean, tight, sharp and unmarked throughout. 69 pp. replete with black-and-white text, photography, art, and art event advertising. This issue focuses on the theme, "Discarded Icons", as presented by Feature Editor and poet Elaine Equi in an opening Note: "The icons in this issue were culled from diverse sources ranging from television, to the horror story, to op art. However, a curious phenomenon takes place. Having lost their function as "fashion" - their essence is revealed. And in the end, rather than being visual or literary, they become part of a larger visionary language." Includes a list of Contributors with brief biographical information for each, and art, literary, poetic and photographic contributions from James Krusoe, David Trinidad, Jerome Sala, Jack Skelley, Elaine Equi, Peter Schjeldahl, Hollis Sigler, Amy Gerstler, Gordon Lish, Spax, George Horner, Maxine Chernoff, Paul Hoover, Harrison Fisher, Wayne Bertola, Auste, Tom Ahern, Tod, and Michael Lally. 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.