A Magazine of the Arts.
A highly sought after issue, scarce with the fragile Thermofax original cover by Andy Warhol. The artwork features a still from Warhol’s banned Couch Movie, featuring Factory regulars Gerard Malanga, Rufus Collins, and Kate Helicser. Illustrated throughout with line drawings by Sanders. In 1964, Warhol and Gerard Malanga began experimenting with the new Thermofax technology. One direction these experiments took were collaborations with New York avant-garde poets, including Ron Padgett's book 2/2 Stories for Andy Warhol published by C Press. The Thermofax, like the silkscreen, provided another way for Warhol to distance himself from artistic creation and introduce the machine into his creative process. Warhol's use of the Thermofax however represented a rawer and more cutting edge technology than the other photo-reproductive processes he used in his art such as traditional silkscreening. The images used in his Thermofax series are also more transgressive, reflecting his fascination with the cultural taboos, evinced by his cover art for Fuck You.