Avant Garde Magazine
Avant Garde: A Magazine
The images that are in this post are from issue #1 of the magazine AVANT GARDE, published in January of 1968. The cover painting is by Richard Lindner – title of the painting is “Ice” (courtesy of the Whitney Museum, New York).
Edited by Ralph Ginsburg and published in New York by AVANT GARD MEDIA, Inc. the magazine feature articles and art relevant to the Late 1960’s and early 1970’s. I’m not sure when the magazine ceased publication, but like all things, times change and the interest probably faded; all I can remember is that it wasn’t available after a few years.
Lindner had been a concert pianist, a magazine illustrator and a teacher most of his life, before emerging as an important figure in the Pop Art movement. Enjoy the images of Richard Lindner, and for those of you who grew up during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, reminisce . . .
Articles in the first issue other than the Lindner paintings included:
“What Makes Nixon Run?”, “Drawings by Muhammad Ali”, something about the Fugs and metamorphic jewelry, to mention a few, pretty esoteric stuff . . . .
The Richard Lindner paintings in the post are courtesy of the following collections or galleries: Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, the Harris & Steinberg Collection, Galleria Galatea, I.M Pei, the Museum of Modern Art, Morton Newman, the Larry Aldrich Museum, the Laurence Tisch Collection, Mr. & Mrs. Lester Avnet,, Charles Benenson, the Helen Harding Collection, Mrs. Philip Harari, and the Guiberson Collection.
It should also be noted that the above named were the owners of the paintings in 1968, when the magazine was published, since then ownership of the paintings may have changed.
Here’s two books that might be of interest:
“Stencil Graffiti” Tristan Manco, ISBN 0-5—28342-4
“Street Graphics TOKYO”, Barry Dawson, 2002, ISBN 0-500-28379-6