Book Beat Gallery
Paperback, 8.5 x 11 in. / 100 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date 6/2/1995
No longer our product
Catalog: FALL 1997
ISBN 9781881616481 TRADE
List Price: $40.00 CDN $50.00
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Destroy All Monsters
Artwork by Mike Kelley, Jim Shaw.
Destroy All Monsters started out as an anti-rock band: four midwestern art students - Jim Shaw, Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, and Niagara - with a mission to subvert the airwaves. Between 1975 and 1979, they produced six issues of DAM Magazine, a barrage of Kelley's perverse cartoons, Shaw and Loren's wild Xeroxed collages, and shots of the band; Niagara did a lot of the cover designs, and everything was crudely printed on cheap paper. "The images that drove us were the strange combinations of film noir, monster movies, psychedelia, thrift-shop values, and the relentless anarchy of an over-stimulated pop culture", recalls Cary Loren. This compilation is the definitive DAM document: hundreds of drawings, photos, Xeroxed artwork, reviews, profiles, and personal manifestos - plus a flexi-record bound into the book.
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Art in America
The new facsmile reprint of the six published 'zines (plus a seventh "lost" issue) has the grainy tacility of a few hundred gutter-punk flyers bound together. Pinup girls, ex-presidents, repurposed advertisements, cut-up band pictures, scrawled text.