Item #6976 Avalanche December 1974 [No. 10]. Liza Bear, eds Willoughby Sharp.

Avalanche December 1974 [No. 10]

New York: Kineticism Press, 1974. First edition Tabloid format, printed on newsprint. 11 x 17 in. Unpaginated. Horizontal fold line at center, light shelf wear, and some chipping at center. Item #6976

The tenth number of the artists’ periodical, with a striking centerfold comic by Jack Smith entitled “Fear Ritual of Shark Museum,’ and including contributions from and about Jack Smith, Joel Fisher, Daniel Buren, Hans Haacke, Gordon Matta- Clark, Terry Fox, Simone Forti, Stephen Lamb, and the Philip Glass Ensemble.

Avalanche, co-founded by Liza Béar and Willoughby Sharp in New York City in 1968, challenged the more critic-based, formalist-driven, art journals such as Art Forum and focused on the avant-garde of New York and across the world.
Superb glimpse at unusual artform from Jack Smith.