Santa Barbara: Eye Magazine, 1982. Assemblage publication comprising 42 distinct leaves in plastic folder. Xerograph, lithograph, and holograph original artwork, with a number of tipped-in pieces. 8 1⁄2 x 11 in. First edition. Very good; wear to plastic folder and some chipping, especially to rear wrap, and light edge wear to first and last sheets. Otherwise clean. Item #6574
The premier issue of Eye Magazine, a remarkable assemblage publication from Santa Barbara documenting the “surge of creative strength” across the city in the early 1980s, comprising original holograph artwork, xerography, lithography, and several signed prints.
The book presents the work of 28 artists, such as Jesse Alexander, Sam Erenberg, Barbara Kapusnak, James Taylor, and Tom Huston, in hopes of opening “a channel of communication between artists at the local and national levels.” The contributors were asked to translate their ideas into the 8 ½ x 11 in format, and as a result, the book is nearly bursting with vibrant and structurally challenging art.
Two copies located of any issues of the magazine in OCLC as of October 2022.