DESTROY ALL MONSTERS MAGAZINE
1976-1979 Nos 1-6 [reprint Signed Limited Edition]. New York: Primary Information, 2012. First Edition. 4to. Original pictorial wraps. SIGNED by the collective's original members: Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara, and Jim Shaw. WITH: Number 7: Original signed 25,3x20 cm silver print by Cary Loren and a small glycine baggie of dirt from God's Oasis -- the commune Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw lived in from 1974 to 1976 and which served as the collective's musical practice space. Limited edition, one of 75 copies numbered on the verso of the photograph, (this #7). In original mylar bag, as issued. Fine.
From the publisher: "Destroy All Monsters Magazine was edited by Cary Loren and contained artwork, photographs, and flyers from bandmates Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara, and Jim Shaw. Printed using any papers and techniques available to the band, the issues combine the cut and paste tactics of punk zines with a psychedelic affinity for color. Destroy All Monsters Magazine functions as a kind of manifesto, providing insight into the band through densely layered pages with movie imagery, kitsch, cartoons, delicate drawings, and counter-culture collages. While Destroy All Monsters has been the subject of recent exhibitions and partial reprints, this is the first time that all issues have been reprinted." Almost certainly one of the last items signed by Kelley before his recent suicide.