Journal: A Contemporary Art Magazine, Number 47, Vol. 5, Spring 1987, LAICA, S..

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Journal: A Contemporary Art Magazine, Number 47, Vol. 5, Spring 1987
Cranston, Margaret, Editor; Dean, Robert, Feature Editor; Shapazian, Robert, 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 a black-and-white image from the Masterpieces of Medical Photography collection at Burns Archive of Historical Medical Photographs to cover, red lettering to cover, and black lettering over red to back cover advertising the upcoming Summer/Fall issue featuring transatlantic artists. Very minor shelf wear to covers, bumping to spine, staples secure and not oxidized, clean, tight, sharp and unmarked throughout. 80pp. replete with black-and-white text, photography, art, and art event advertising. Includes a Preface by the Editors, poet and critic Robert Dean and founding director of the Gagosian Gallery Robert Shapazian on the nature of transgressive phenomena at the intersection of violence, human psychology, and art. This issue presents eighteen articles on these subjects including critic and art historian Abigail Solomon-Godeau's "Reconsidering Erotic Photography", and cultural theorist Sylvere Lotringer's "Embracing Death: An Interview with Joel-Peter Witkin", among many notable others. 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.