(Beef Free Magazine). Art Music and Culture.
Nos. 1-22 (also numberd as Vol. 1 no 1 - Vol. 7 No. 22, last issue, all published). Omaha & San Francisco. 1980-1987. Tabloïd, newsprint with colourful covers on better paper. Rare complete set.
An avant garde art magazine originated from Omaha Nebraska, published in San Francisco, issued in tabloid format but printed on quality paper rather than newsprint. The inspiration of vegetarian women artists Apaka Kavan and Marina Racine. After initially concentrating on the small but active Omaha arts scene, the focus of the tabloid rapidly expanded to include articles on overseas arts, injustices in South America, alternative living, and American politics, in addition to art, record, and film reviews. It was freely distributed, starting with a circulation of 300 and ending with 25.000. Correspondents from Omaha, Paris and New York. Photography: Kerry Dion, Mark Durant, Yael. Lots of interesting typography, bold photographs, psychedelic art, unusual graphics, interviews with and features on artists Love Marks, Sora Kim ,Lawrence Ferlinghetti ,B.K.S.Iyengar, Ellen Ross,Joan Halifax, Nina Hagen,M.Chemiakin,expelled Russian artist,,Gary Snyder, David Hockney ; Philip Glass (10, 21), Meredith Monk (13), Jean Tinguely (14), Nina Hagen (18),Yoko Ono (19), Nam Jun Paik (21),articles on mail art (3, 14), opal nations (4), a short piece on an Allen Ginsberg performance in Denver with photographs (9), Mike Basinski (12); an insert: "Cow Town Art: Bovine Issue 4" by Patrick Beilman (5); and Calypso Machine Gun/Bump Fuzz 7" single on red vinyl laid into issue 9.