Destroy All Monsters Magazine 1976-1979 (signed)

Mike Kelley, Jim Shaw, Niagara, Cary Loren


Edition : First / New York / Primary Information / 2001 / Softcover. / VG+
4to. Unpaginated (ca 200pp). Printed wraps. Numerous Colour plates. Signed by Kelley, Shaw, Loren and Niagara with an original silver gelatin print, signed and numbered by Loren and the baggie of dirt from God’s Oasis — the commune Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw lived in from 1974 to 1976 and which served as the collective’s musical practice space. One of 75 copies.

Facsimile colour reprintings of the 6 Destroy All Monsters zine issues, as well as material from the never published 7th issue. Superb. “Destroy All Monsters Magazine was edited by Cary Loren and contained artwork, photographs, and flyers from band mates Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara, and Jim Shaw. Printed using any papers and techniques available to the band, the issues combine the cut and paste tactics of punk zines with a psychedelic affinity for color. Destroy All Monsters Magazine functions as a kind of manifesto, providing insight into the band through densely layered pages with movie imagery, kitsch, cartoons, delicate drawings, and counter-culture collages. While Destroy All Monsters has been the subject of recent exhibitions and partial reprints, this is the first time that all issues have been reprinted.”

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