X Motion Picture Magazine Vol. 1, No. 1; Vol. 2, Issues 2 & 3; Vol. 2, Issues 4, 5 & 6 [Complete]. COLAB.
X Motion Picture Magazine Vol. 1, No. 1; Vol. 2, Issues 2 & 3; Vol. 2, Issues 4, 5 & 6 [Complete]
X Motion Picture Magazine Vol. 1, No. 1; Vol. 2, Issues 2 & 3; Vol. 2, Issues 4, 5 & 6 [Complete]

X Motion Picture Magazine Vol. 1, No. 1; Vol. 2, Issues 2 & 3; Vol. 2, Issues 4, 5 & 6 [Complete]

New York: Published by the authors under the Auspices of COLAB, 1978-79. Tabloids, each printed in black and white on newsprint.

All issues published of one of the most visceral and fascinating artists' periodicals of the late 1970's, and formally inventive for the cooperative manner in which each artist financed and designed their own contributions, leading to a glorious mix of differing layouts and typography. The covers each appropriated images from different sources, unified by the graphic presence of an "X" in each, including stills from Godard's Ici et Aillieur, a photograph of a man holding two crossed swords, and an X superimposed across a brick wall.

With contributions from Diego Cortez, Terence Severine, Eric Mitchell, Kathy Acker, Michael McClard, Duncan Smith & Betsy Sussler, Jacki Ochs, Mitch Corber & Alan Moore, James Nares, Jimmy de Sana, Beth B, Duncan MSiht, Tom Otterness, Dorian Brew, Robert Cooney, Nanct Murray, Bruce Wolmer, Terence C. Sellers, Seth Tillet, Tim Burns, Vivienne Dick, Rene Ricard, Anya Philips, Kirsten Bates, Robin Winters, Randi Cohen, Ilona Granet, Marcia Resnick, F. Demi, Julius Valinnas, Liza Bear, Charlie Ahearn, Beate Nilsen, Tina Lhotsky, Dee Dee Halleck, Cara Brownell, Helen Rutherford, Michael Sahl, Colen Fitzgibbon, Michael McClard, Mitch Corber et al.

[Gwen Allen, Artists' Magazines: An Alternative Space for Art, A.51.]

Toning to all issues, most heavily on the first number, which also has some fraying to lower margin from being roughly opened, with a couple resulting closed tears, else very good. The second double issue has some chipping along to the spine of outer sheet. Scarce complete. Item #26767

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