Lot 126: (ARTISTS'' MAGAZINES.) Johnson, Phyllis; et al. Aspen 5/6 and 7.
December 1, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: (ARTISTS'' MAGAZINES.) Johnson, Phyllis; et al. Aspen 5/6 and 7. Together, 2 issues. Numerous loose works and multiples (see note). Issue 5/6 lacks Donald Judd cut-out but contains the scarce reel-to-reel film included only in subscription issues as well as the flexi-disc recording of Spontaneous sound/The Joyous Lake (from Aspen #9). Contents loose as issued. 5/6 in white board box, soiled and worn; #7 in box with die-cut color cover design by Richard Smith, crushed and torn along folds. sold as is for contents. Allen, page 240. New York: Roaring Fork Press, 1967; 1969
Notes: Issue 5/6 is edited by Brian O''Doherty on Minimalism and Conceptual Art. Containing works by the following artists and including Hans Richter''s super 8 film Rhythm 21 reserved for subscribers only; Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Morris, with flexi-disks by John Cage and Morton Feldman, recordings by Samuel Beckett Naum Gabo, William S. Burroughs, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Richard Huelsenbeck, Marcel Duchamp, and Merce Cunningham, Dan Graham, Sol Lewitt, Mel Bochner, Tony Smith, Susan Sontag. George Kubler, and Roland Barthes. Number 7 is the British Issue is edited by Mario Amaya. Contains works by Peter Blake, Ossie Clark, Ian Hamilton Finlay, John Furnival, David Hockney, Eduardo Paolozzi, 2 flexi-disks: John Lennon''s Radio Play with Yoko Ono''s Song for John on reverse; the other is John Tavener''s Three Songs for Surrealists with Christopher Logue reading "New Numbers" on the reverse. 14 items as issued (not as described on box).