AVANT-GARDE

[#17568]
Nos. 1-14 (all publ). New York, 1968-1971. Original wrappers, sq. 4to, with numerous illustrations and photographs. A special set which includes 3 variant copies: - No. 6: 2 different covers: (In Full Bloom,photo of pregnant woman, D.Dalrymple; and another: Anniversary, all text cover) - No. 11: 2 different covers: Red cover:John Lennon Erotic Lithographs, and variant Black cover Wedding Bliss - No. 12: 2 different covers: Jorgen Boberg fantasy art; and the other: Nude black female photograph, by Hugo Bell (has a tiny scratch). Together 17 issues in exceptional fine condition (see below)

EUR 1,500.00

The famous magazine edited by Ralph Ginzburg; No. 2 contains the Marilyn Monroe Trip (photographic prints by Bert Stern, possibly the last photos taken before her death. This portfolio was also included in the "Day Glo Designer’s Guide" for 1969.); No. 8 Picasso's Erotic Gravures; No. 9 Cover by Fuchs, Image Stars (not the all text variant Femmes Fatales); No. 11 John Lennon's erotic lithographs 'Bag One'; No. 13 Alwyn Scott Turner, Photographic series on the American People; other issues feature artists like R. Lindner, George Tooker, Melle, Paul Wunderlich, lithographs by John Lennon, etc.; photography takes an important part of the magazine with work of Lee Kraft, R. Denim, J. Wasser, Hattersley, C. Fischer, Weir, Capa, Mitchell, Ira Cohen, Tome Wesselman, Hugh Bell, Mary Ellen Mark, a photographic story on ‘Andy[Warhol]’s Girls’, Mati Klarwein (anonymously), Norman Mailer, Mary Ellen Mark’s drug photos,; in the first issues is a "No More War-Poster contest". No. 14 has the Photoalphabet, with images of nudes, composed by Ed van der Elsken, Anna Beeke, Anthon Beeke, Pieter Brattinga, Geert Kooiman. This created a problem with the authorities and led to the cessation of the publication. The set in near mint condition, (except for a thin scratch on the frontcover of no 12 variant and a small stain in no. 14).)

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