(No. 3 onw. CONTROL MAGAZINE)
Nos. 1-20 (with a variant of No. 3). London, 1965-2018. (First 5 issues 34,5x 27 cm with screenprinted wrappers, then becoming 31x22,5cm.; also nos 6 and 13 with screenprinted wrappers, the others have printed pictorial wrappers). Complete collection of all issues thusfar published . Very light rubbing to the first ones, closed tear of 1 cm on cover of no 2, very light soilage to nos. 6 & 7, but as a set the condition is very good to near mint). Number 3 is present in TWO copies: both have a tipped-in envelope (with 3 Light modulators), and each a different ORIGINAL drawing by Peter Upward (one of 33,2x 52,5 cm, executed in green and pink wax-crayon over an aquamarine background, and the other 33,2x52,5 cm an abstract composition executed in blue, pink and orange wax-crayon on a white surface) and a moveable device (Poem Blanc/Blank Poem etc.), both have screenprinted covers in blue and pink (one a bit rubbed leaving light damage). Number 13 has a screenprint by Glenys Johnson "Agent Orange" and has the original artwork by Anish Kapoor in it (probably limited to 100 copies). Artist magazine self-published by Stephen Willats and with a full list of contents of all the issues.
Published and edited by Stephen Willats. "The magazine is concerned with developing conceptual models". Control Magazine acts as a vehicle for proposals and explanations of art practice between artists seeking to create a meaningful engagement with contemporary society…....has documented the work of many artists, both from the UK and abroad and encouraged a wide discussion of artist’s practice". Contribs. include Logie Barrow, Roy Ascott, Mark Boyle, Anthony Benjamin, Peter Stroud, Joe Tilson, Victor Burgin, Derrick Woodham, Eric Brown, Adrian Berg, Douglas Sandle, Don Mason, Kevin Lole, John Stezaker, Peter Smith, Anish Kapoor, Tony Bevan, Mary Kelly, Lili Fischer, Dan Graham, Helen Chadwick, Martha Rosler, Lawrence Weiner, Les Levine, Michael Gibbs, Endre Tot, etc.; also collectives and galleries, special issues (e.g. Coginition Control, Midland Group Gallery, Norringham, 1972;No. 10: Extending the social function of art; No. 11: Self Organisation, the expression of counter consciousness; No.14: Symposium Art Creating Society Oxford, 1989; Art and intervention at Wilma Gold, London, 2003) . Further details on request.