London, England: Gallery House Press, 1980. Staple-bound in wraps. Item #4398
London, England: Gallery House Press. Staple-bound in wraps. Unpaginated (23 pp). Fo. (11 ⅜ x 16 ¼ in). Offset. Minor shelf-wear to spine and edges, light speckling of paint on front cover, overall near fine condition.
ZG is an art journal started in 1980 that tried to actively work against the editorial conventions of contemporary publications, indiscriminate in its coverage of form and genre. Number 2 is thematically centered around sadomasochism, particularly its influence on the music, art, fashion and culture of the late 70’s; it features a number of diverse essays by and interviews with famous thinkers, artists and theorists like Guy Hocquenghem (on S/M in homosexual culture), fashion designer Vivienne Westwood (on the sexual movement’s influence on her designs), architect Bernard Tschumi (on erotic spaces), cultural critic Dick Hebdige (on the mythos of Sid and Nancy) and many many more.