FILE (General Idea)


Vol. 1-6 no. 3. Vancouver, 1972-1985. L. folio; original pictorial wrappers; numerous illustrations;
then continued in a new consecutive numbering: Nos. 25-29 (last publ.), 1986-1989. (no. 25 folio, nos. 26-29: roy.8vo.) original wrappers. A set in very good to near mint condition, with only wear and tearing to the ultra-rare first number (condition detailed in the footnote below). TOGETHER WITH: Vol. 3 no 1 "Glamour Issue"in a variant (Fall 1975).
TOGETHER WITH: Group of 5 postcards, 3 of which adressed to Ulysses Carrion/ Other Books and So, Amsterdam. Announcements/invites.
TOGETHER WITH: File: January 1, 1984 (SIC!) is part of: File Vol. 2, No. 3. Toronto: Art-Official, 1973. Staple-bound softcover. 64 pages. Edition of 3000. Surface loss to front cover of the issue proper top right. Some minor wear at edges.

EUR 13,500.00

Complete set of File Magazine. 27 issues (including a variant, all published) published by General Idea, edited and designed by AA Bronson, Jorge Zontal and Felix Partz. First published in the year that LIFE-Magazine had to cease publication, FILE adopted the lay-out of the front cover, size and style. Issues are mostly around a theme: Women's Issue, Paris Issue, Mondo Nudo, NYC Issue, Punk Issue, People Issue, Artists Directory, Image Bank Issue, People Issue, Transgression Issue, Global Downtown, Foreign Agents, The Re-Materialization of the Art Abject, X Ray Sex, Mondo Cane, Kama Sutra, etc. File 6 no. 1/2 is a retrospective number on General Idea and File, 1968-1984. Contribs. include: William Burroughs, Andy Warhol, David Byrne, Robert Cumming, Salvador Dalí, etc. - Vol. 3 no 1 Glamour Issue, With the VARIANT Black and white. Wrappers. Staple bound. approximately 200 variants, of which this is one, with the High Profile logo screen printed on the cover. Very good condition. Also: Vol. 2 no. 5 and Vol. 5 no. 1complete with the Flex-disks; Vol. 5 no. 2 complete with insert Bartolini.
- Vol. 1, No. 1. April 15, 1972. "Mr. Peanut Issue." is only in fair condition, fragile due to paper quality. Wear and tearing to wrappers (Four 0.5" tears along fore edge, two tears repaired by tape; bottom right corner torn off; several 1" tears to back cover along spine and to back cover fore edge. Single 1.25" tear to pages at fore edge). This first number is however excessively rare. All others are in very good to near mint condition. A remarkable set of great rarity so complete. Vol. 1, No. 2 & 3. May – June, 1972. "Manipulating the Self Issue." / Vol. 1, No. 4. December, 1972. "Eye of the Shadow Issue."
- Vol. 2, No. 1 & 2. April – May, 1973. "Special Double Issue." Vol. 2, No. 3. September, 1973. "IFEL Special Paris Issue." . Vol. 2, No. 4. December 1973 "Mondo Nudo Issue." Vol. 2, No. 5. February, 1974. "Annual Artists' Directory Issue." Includes flexidisc (at the end, spine a little weak) . Hollywood Edition Art's Birthday Fb.1974 is laid in.
- Vol. 3, No. 1. Fall 1975. "Glamour Issue." Vol. 3, No. 2. Spring 1976. "New York City Edition Issue." Vol. 3, No. 3. Spring 1977. "Special People Issue." Vol. 3, No. 4, Fall 1977. "PUNK 'TIL YOU PUKE!"
- Vol. 4, No. 1, Summer 1978. "1984 A YEAR IN PICTURES.' Vol. 4, No. 2, Fall 1979. "Special Transgressions Issue." Vol. 4, No. 3. Summer 1980. "Special Global Downtown Issue." Vol 4, No. 4. Fall 1980. "Foreign Agents Issue."
- Vol. 5, No. 1, March 1981. "Special Success Issue." Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall 1981. "The Re-materialization of the Art Object Issue." Vol. 5, No. 3. Spring 1982. "X Ray Sex Issue." Vol. 5, No. 4. 1983. "Special General Idea Issue - Mondo Cane Kama Sutra." SPECIAL GENERAL IDEA ISSUE sticker affixed to front cover.
- Vol. 6, Nos. 1 & 2. 1984. "General Idea’s 1984 and the 1968-1984 FILE Retrospective Issue." Vol. 6, No. 3. 1985. "Diane Frankenstein Issue." FILE MEGAZINE No. 25 / ART & TEXT No. 22. 1986. FILE MEGAZINE 26, 1986 FILE MEGAZINE 27, 1987 FILE MEGAZINE 28, 1987 FILE MEGAZINE 29, 1989

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