Avant Garde – #’s 1 – 12

by bookindian

Photographed the covers of Avant Garde Magazine, issues 1 through 12 today. I subscribed to the magazine, that’s the only reason I have a full set of the first year; not sure why I didn’t renew.

My favorite issues are: #1 with the Paul Lindner paintings; issue #2 Marilyn Monroe with the Bern Stern portfolio of screen prints; #5 the Tom Wesselman cover and paintings, also great article on the “Hogfarm” (Wavy Gravy); No. 8 Picasso’s Erotic Gravures.

Other issues worth mentioning (viewrs will have their own personal favs): #11 with Wedded Bliss: A Portfolio of Erotic Lithographs by John Lennon, also a Nice article about Gustav Klimt; issue #7 has the photo feature Paul Wunderlich’s Painted Women.

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A 12 pac

The covers

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No. 1

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No. 2

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No. 3

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No. 4

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No. 5

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No. 6

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No. 7

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No. 8

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No. 9

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No. 10

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No. 11

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No. 12

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Wanted one of these . . .

The pulp paper used for the inside pages has doomed the longevity of these relics – the sulfuric acid content will cause the pages to grow brittle and eventually disintegrate. Some sort of archival process can prolong the life of the paper, but that’s not a concern for me – so the magazines and I will grow old together.

Enjoy the photographs . . .

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