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


[Yvonne Rainer Cover] / No. 5 (Summer 1972)

Willoughby Sharp, Liza Béar, Yvonne Rainer, Braco Dimitrijevic, Joseph Beuys, Philip Glass, Jannis Kounellis, Keith Sonnier



Issue number five of the quarterly periodical Avalanche, published Summer 1972. Edited by Liza Bear, published by Willoughby Sharp, designed by Boris Wall Gruphy [Willoughby Sharp]. Cover features Yvonne Rainer. Contents: "Rumbles," featuring Hiro Kosaka, Trisha Brown, and Marcel Broodthaers; "Braco Dimitrijevic: Casual Passers-by I Met"; "Direct Demokratie: Joseph Beuys Talking at Documenta 5"; "Structure and Sensibility: An Interview with Jannis Kounellis," by Willoughby Sharp; "Phil Glass: An Interview in Two Parts" by Liza Béar and Willoughby Sharp; "Illustrated Time - Proscenium II," by Keith Sonnier, Tina Girouard, Suzanne Harris, Richard Landry, and Kurt Munkacs; "The Performer as Persona: An Interview with Yvonne Rainer."


No. 4.2 in "Artists' Magazines : An Alternative Space for Art" by Gwen Allen. Cambridge / London, MA / United Kingdom : The MIT Press, 2011, pp. 93, 242.

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Condition:  Poor / Good. 3 cm., 1.8 cm., and 8 mm. crease to bottom right corner of recto. Light yellow soiling and dusting of recto with yellow spotting across verso. Rubbing of covers and corners. 4 cm. surface tear to spine. 6 cm. yellow moisutre stain to bottom left corner of first page, carrying through to subsequent pages with light surface tearing of pages which had stuck together and been pulled apart, present on all pages. Due to the size of this item, additional shipping charges will be required for international orders.
[Object # 39530]