OTHER SCENES (JOHN WILCOX OTHER SCENES)
The International Newspaper
John Wilcock's Other Scenes, ostensibly a fortnightly gazette, appears 20 times a year (but appearance is not necessarily always in the same format or can be in another manifestation). " Wilcock was one of the pioneer-founders of the Underground press and closely connected to Andy Warhol. He was also the first printer of Andy Warhol's Interview. Other Scenes was his own publication. It emerged from a column by that name (which Wilcock wrote for the East Village Other) to a full-scale paper about the international underground scene. Amongst the very numerous and varied contributions (a mix of original work and contributions by the network of correspondents quoting from the international underground press) we find Ed Ruscha (logo's for nos. 4 and Newsletter 4). J.J. Lebel, Claes Oldenburg (Juxtapositions,1 no 8), Simon Vinkenoog (Amsterdam City on the Make), Simon Watson Taylor, Geldzaher (a.o. on Warhol), Bill Beckman, David Widgery, Nad Freedland, Robert Wolf, Alan Kaprow, Rosemary and Tim Leary, Billy Name, Shunk-Kender (photography), Tuli Kupferberg, Pete Young, Les Levine, Ania Steckel (Photography). Pictorials by Norman Rubington (drawings reminiscent to Max Ernst), Tony Azuth, Gerard Malanga, Mazaro Nahoki, Gilbert Skelton, Denis-Lebois-Quarez, Chis Pelletier, Sine, John Bruce Walker, John Webster, Allen Katzman, Neil Phillips, Bill Hughes, Ray Johnson, John Byan, John Lennon and the Peace Campaign, Cathe Cozzi (collages), Billy Name, Irwin Goldstein, etc. ; 1967 no 2: Poem for Warner Stringfellow by John Sinclair; nice photocomposition on frontpage; 1967 no. 3 with compositions of photographs of beat bands,by Derek Taylor; letter from jail; 1967 Newsletter: Love-In Inventory; L.A. Weekend with Andy Warhol; 1967 no.4 Underground Press Syndicate Members First Meeting; photographs of Tuli Kupferbarg, Art Kunkin (selling prototype of L.A.Free Press). 1967 no 6: Jean Jacques Lebel, Claes Oldenburg, Simon Vinkenoog. 1967 no.11 is printed in green, on larger size; unfolded it has a poster "Tanea"on the backside; deals with the regime in Greece and censorship. 1967 no. 13 was published in Tokyo, December, produced in conjunction with SHINJUKU-SUTRA, Japan's first underground paper (printed on better paper, 24 pages). Martin Cohen on "Vinyl" (first Andy Warhol film shown in Japan; New Face of Buddha by Schecter; poem by Mikhai Kashmarin, Haneda Riot, Karmiol with photographs of Nichigeki, and other Japanese underground issues). 2 no 4 is Venice Biennale Edition (Wallace Berman,Yoko Ono, Kaprow, Nam June Paik, Christo, Ruscha), 3 no 5 has supplement Underground Cinema Eroticism and Visual Poetry Supplement (Warhol, Brakhage), etc.