Item #6519 The Valium Addict, No. 3. ed R. Kern.

The Valium Addict, No. 3

New York: H.A. Product, 1981. Photocopied zine, saddle stapled. 31, [2] pp. 5 ½ x 8 ½ in. Very good with slight wear at edges and discoloration spot at bottom edge of front cover. Item #6519

Issue No. 3 of photographer and filmmaker Richard Kern’s zine, The Valium Addict, which followed The Heroin Addict. This was the first issue published in a 5 ½ x 8 ½ in. format and reveals a development in Kern's editorial vision, with several collages made from the headlines of newspaper crime reporting. Perhaps not coincidentally, this is also the first issue of one of Kern's zines to feature a contribution from Tommy Turner, who edited the influential no wave zine Redrum. Additional contributors include Stewart Wilson, Mary Otto, Chris Sanders, and d. Bennett.

Scarce document of the No Wave movement. Only three institutional holdings of any issues of The Valium Addict and only two of this specific issue located on OCLC, as of August 2022.