• periodical
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • staple bound
  • black-and-white
  • 24 x 23.5 cm.
  • 114 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered


[Bruce Nauman Cover] / No. 2 (Winter 1971)

Willoughby Sharp, Elizabeth Béar, Bruce Nauman, Terry Fox, John van Saun, Richard Serra, Dennis Oppenheim, Yves Klein, Bruce McLean, William Wegman, Vito Acconci, Boris Wall Gruphy, Alan Saret, Jeffrey Lew



Issue number 2 of the quarterly periodical Avalanche, published Winter 1971. Cover features Bruce Nauman. Contents: "Rumbles," featuring Bas Jan Ader, John Perreault, Vito Acconci, and Paul Kos; "Interview: Bruce Nauman"; "Interview: Terry Fox"; "Klaus Rinke Retrospective"; "Documents: John Van Saun"; "Documents: Dennis Oppenheim"; "Documents: Richard Serra"; "Yves Klein," by Shunk-Kender; "King for a Day," by Bruce McLean; "112 Greene Street," by Alan Saret and Jeffrey Lew; "Mrs. Burke, I Thought You Were Dead," by William Wegman; "Drifts and Conversions," by Vito Acconci; "A Discussion with Acconci, Fox, and Oppenheim," by Vito Acconci, Terry Fox, and Dennis Oppenheim. Edited by Liza Bear, published by Willoughby Sharp, designed by Boris Wall Gruphy [a pseudonym for Sharp].


"Artists' Magazines : An Alternative Space for Art" by Gwen Allen. Cambridge / London, MA / United Kingdom : The MIT Press, 2011, pp. 242.

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Condition:  Very Good / Fine. Very light rubbing of cover edges and corners with 4 cm. of light creasing to left side of recto and 8 mm. of scratching to recto. 4 mm. surface tear to bottom edge of verso and 7 mm. tear to top edge of verso at spine. Contents clean and unmarked. Due to the size of this item, additional shipping charges will be required for international orders.
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Condition:  Good. 6.3 cm. ring shaped staining on recto (see image). Light yellowing, scratching, and rubbing of covers. Light bumping of corners and rubbing of spine with a 8 mm. tear to spine. 2.7 cm. crease to top left corner of verso. v
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