Offset on newsprint, 11 1/2 x 15 in. Two folded tabloid papers. Very good condition, wear along creases and spine, many edges of pages creased, centerfold creased. Part two in near fine condition, minimal wear to creases. Item #6317
Started in 1969 by Steve Lawrence and Peter Hujar, Newspaper, later The Picture Newspaper, was a conceptual art paper that exclusively published images. The paper featured photography by dozens of conceptual artists and photographers during its several-years run. A play on the idea of what a “newspaper” is, The Picture Newspaper is an example of the impulse towards the subversion of categories and forms that characterizes a queer artistic sensibility.
This issue includes two parts. Part one features the Richard Bernstein Guggenheim Museum image for August 1975 and part two features Divine, illustrated by John Mathews in animal print. Inside includes a spread of Jayne Mansfield and Cherry Vanilla, shot by Lee Black Childers, a collage juxtaposing a Sylvia Plachy photo of Lily Tomlin's birthday party with a Donal Duck still, and much more. The final issues of this paper.