New York: Art Rite Publishing Co, 1977. Offset on newsprint. Saddlestapled. 8 x 10 ¼ in. Very good, 1-inch closed tear to back wrap. Item #5341
The thirteenth issue of legendary 1970’s artist publication Art-Rite, guest edited by Alan Suicide [aka Vega]. Throughout the strikingly laid-out pages are hallmarks of Vega’s personal aesthetics, including images of horse racing, Iggy Pop, Elvis, and Ghost Rider, filtered through a lens of sexuality, Americana, and Catholicism. Published in 1977, this issue of Art-Rite captures Vega at a high point in his career as a visual artist and musician, vividly capturing the late-70s New York sensibility. Published simultaneously in two editions, one with black cover text and one with red, containing substantial interior differences. This is the red text variant.