The Heroin Addict Nos. 6 & 7. ed R. Kern.
The Heroin Addict Nos. 6 & 7

The Heroin Addict Nos. 6 & 7

New York: self-published, 1980-81. Photocopied zines, side stapled to top edge. 7, [2] pp.; 12, [2] pp. 8 ½ x 11 in. Both issues with light crease across center from folding; otherwise, near fine. Item #6121

Two issues of photographer and filmmaker Richard Kern’s zine, The Heroin Addict: The Magazine with a Consistent Attitude, his earliest foray into the art world.

The Heroin Addict featured art, collage, photography, poetry, and prose by Kern and friends. The zine drips bleakness and cynicism, anticipating his later work. Roughly 12 issues were published bi-monthly from 1979 to 1983, before Kern renamed it The Valium Addict later in its run. These issues, numbers 6 and 7, published late 1980 and early 1981, include contributions from Warren Rickenbacker, S. Wilson, S. Breer, Waylan Tucker, and others.

Scarce documents of the no-wave movement. No copies of The Heroin Addict on OCLC as of November 2021.

Price: $500.00