SCHMUCK

(Editors: David Mayor & Felipe Ehrenberg). Cranleigh & Mexico, Beau Geste Press -Libro Accion Libre.

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Complete set of this artist/Fluxus periodical by Beau Geste Press, edited by David Mayor and Felipe Ehrenberg. Composed of printed multiples, object-inserts & tipped-in pieces by the contributing authors and artists. Beau(tiful) Geste is a contamination with Gestetner, the brand of the stencil/multiplying machine the publisher used. Schmuck is the name given to this publication, meaning 'penis' in Yiddish and 'idiot'in American slang. Nos. (1)-8 (=last). Beau Geste Press/Libro Accion Libre, Devon, U.K. & Mexico, 1972- All in original pictorial wrappers, unpaginated; 29,5x21 cm (No. 1). Schmuck presents Real Schmuck. March 1972. 64 unnumbered pages, between illustrated wrappers, kept together in the spine with 1clamp, the second clamp replaced by tape. Includes several inserts and additional artwork, Mimeographed in various colours. Contributions include: Yael & Felipe Ehrenberg, Chris Welch, David Mayor,Jim Parker, Marc Chaimowicz, Hammond Guthrie, Richard Kriesche, Michael Gibbs, Carolee Schneeman (from Parts of a body house), Milan Kunz, etc.; (No. 2). Icelandic artists. July 1972, 50 unnumbered pages + collage. Paperbound in orig. wrappers. Mimeographed. Including photographs, artwork,etc.. Contributors including Kristjan and Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Hlif Svavarsdottir. (No. 3) Hungarian Schmuck, spine lightly damaged. March/April 1973. 78 unnumbered pages, including artwork, collage,cutouts. photographs, etc.; mimeographed in various colours. Contributors: Gabor Attalai, Imre Bak, Istvan Balint, Laszlo Beke, Peter Donatgh, Miklos Erdely, Peter Eötvös, Tibor Gayor, Béla Hap,Agnes Hay, Tamas Hencze, G.Jovanovicz, Gyula Konkolty, Peter Legendy, Peter Lajtai, Janos Major, Dora Maurer, Gyula Pauer, Geza Perneczy, Tamas Szentjoby, Endre Tót, Peter Türk, Janos Urban (No. 4). Aktual Czechoslovakia Schmuck. (1963-1972). 1974. 4to. Original wrappers. No. 5: 1975. General Schmuck! Typo-pictorial card wrappers designed by Takako Saito. Edition of 550 copies. No. 6: French Schmuck. November 1975. 4to. Pictorial wrappers, double bound, Mimeograph, offset, collages, etc. Edition of 550 copies. No. 7: Teutonic Schmuck. December 1975. 4to. Original wrappers. Edition of 400 copies. No. 8 (Final issue). Japanese Schmuck. Spring 1976. 4to. Original wrappers. Edition of 500 copies. Contributions by Saito, Shiomi, Takahashi, et al . Add: H. Yoshida, “1971.7.4:p.m. 2:00-4:00”.

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