Lot 61 of 361:
Full run of Avant Garde magazine, 1-14, 1968-71  

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Title:
Avant Garde, Complete run of the magazine Numbers 1-14

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Place:
New York

Publisher:
Avant Garde Media Inc.

Date:
1968-1971

Description:

The full run of 14 volumes. Nos. 1-14. Each 28.5x27.5 cm (11¼x10¾") and in original color illustrated wrappers. Each with colorful contents, photographs, serigraphs, etc. Included are 2 copies of issue 11, each with different cover design. 15 volumes in all.

A bimonthly of "intellectual pleasure," covering art and literature, plus editorials on current events. This lot encompasses a rare full run of a colorful magazine, important for its ground-breaking design, and includes key and collectable issues such as No. 2, "The Marilyn Monroe Trip: A Portfolio of Serigraphic Prints by Bert Stern." And No. 8, "Picasso's Erotic Gravures," an issue completely dedicated to Picasso.

With articles on current events, including anti-war, arts and entertainment, and the Beats and hippie lifestyle. The font used for the title on the covers of the magazine, has since become an established font family named ITC Avant Garde. The magazine is not just rich in content and illustration, but is also notable for its graphic and logogram design by Herb Lubalin.


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Condition:
varying degrees of general light wear rubbing to wrappers; interiors with some mild toning; all issues very good.


 
Item number:
317599
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