PRAXIS

[#19020]
Nos. 1-6 (all publ.). Chicago, Jackson Gray, 1979-80. A complete run, 6 issues published in various sizes, with numerous photographs of rock and punk music scenes, also design advertising.

EUR 4,000.00

A short-lived art, music, and design magazine with a New Wave and Punk aesthetic that came out of Chicago in 1979-80, and was hardly distributed outside. An experimental magazine publishing a mix between pop culture, high art, fashion, poetry and punk music. Articles and interviews on music groups. profiles on fashion designers Elio Fiorucci and Thierry Mugler, contributions from poets Jerome Sala, Elaine Equi, Gerard Malanga, and photographers Michael Weinstein, Bill Edmundson, Alan Bass, Jim Elliott, etc. Music groups include 8-Eyed Spy, Gang of Four, the Buzzcocks, B-52s, Roxy Music, Pere Ubu, the Cramps, Robert Fripp, Jonny III, Tuxedo Moon, Peter Murphy, etc There were only 6 issues, each one in a different format. -No. 1 June 1979 (30,5x30,5 cm) 50 pages, spine stapled in blue/red cover (very lightly shaven). b/w photographs. - No. 2 August/Sept. 1979. (25,5 x 25,5 cm) 60 pages, green cover, spine a bit worn, otherwise very good. - No. 3 Dec.1979. Oblong, 20x30,5 cm. 96 pages. Dark-red/green cover. With fexidisk (Robert Tripp) and with the original Small pouch of BLUE HAIR. Fine condition, still in the original plastic mailing pouch. - No. 4 Poster, printed in colour, recto/verso, 88x112 cm., folded to 28x22 cm., , with only very light wear over the folds, in excellent condition. Not dated but in the right corner is printed "Parxis 4, Decade Dispatch, Homewreckers Calender, Road Map to1980". - No. 5. March 1980. 35,5x27,5 cm. Red/yellow cover, 60 pages, with 4 loose sheets extra. Excellent condition. - No.6. Nobember 1980. A white card portfolio of 96 unbound sheets with 4 pages added (spine a bit worn); with a vinyl 45'record (Big Clock Music). It was not distributed outside of Chicago and print runs were relatively small, very rare.

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