Avant Garde Magazine numbers 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Ginzburg, Ralph, edited by Avant Garde Magazine numbers 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13: Ginzburg, Ralph, edited by

Avant Garde Magazine numbers 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Ginzburg, Ralph, edited by

Published by New York, 1969
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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A run of eight issues of the controversial 1960s magazine, numbers 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, all but three dated 1969. No. 6 offers a feature on Phil Ochs; submissions by Roald Dahl and Dick Gregory, and the "Pregnant" cover. Number 7 offers Herbert George's fleshy plaster sculptures; Jerry Rubin; D.A. Pennebaker, and some nudes as usual. No. 8 offers Picasso's erotic gravures. No. 9 offers Elliot Elisofon's photographs of Ultra-Violet in infrared, as well as many location photos of Betty Rambow's butt. Number 10 features nudes photographed by Thomas Weir, and "Should the A.M.A. be called the American Murder Association?" Number 11 (dated 1970) offers "Wedded Bliss" -- a portfolio of erotic lithographs by John Lennon, as well as the first publication of W.H. Auden's long suppressed poem "A Day for A Lay," and some Gustav Klimt, some even in color. Number 12 (dated 1971) features "The war on long hair and beards"; "The police war on the underground press", and Jorgen Boberg. No. 13 (Spring, 1971) is given over to a portfolio of B&W photographs "of the American people" by Alwyn Scott Turner. Ralph Ginzburg -- who had been convicted in federal court in 1962 for "obscenity" in the advertisements he mailed out to promote his earlier magazine Eros (four issues only, 1962 -- and none of the magazine issues themselves found to be obscene) published a total of 14 issues of Avant Garde from January, 1968, through July, 1971. While authorities could never prove it "obscene," it was filled with creative imagery often caustically critical of American society and government, sexual themes, and (by the current standards) crude language. While it never gained a large circulation, it was extremely popular among New York's advertising and editorial art directors. Herbert F. Lubalin (1918-1981), a post-modern design guru, was Ginzburg's collaborator on his four best-known magazines, including Avant Garde, which gave birth to the well-known logo typeface of the same name. Price is for the uninterrupted run of eight issues. We also offer issues 1, 3, and 4, separately. Bookseller Inventory # 002375

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Title: Avant Garde Magazine numbers 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,...

Publisher: New York

Publication Date: 1969

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

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