Paris: The Situationist Times, 1967. Quarto, publisher's color-lithographed stiff black paper wraps.
Sixth and final issue of the Situationist Times (Les temps situationnistes), a periodical publication that featured détournement, essays, artwork, and found images concerned with the radical recontextualization of the political and philosophical. The Situationist International (SI) artists emerged in 1957 as an anti-art, anti-authoritarian avant-garde movement. Their early work focused predominantly on art and aesthetics, but the focus gradually shifted towards revolutionary and political theory, culminating in the 1968 student uprisings in Paris. This issue features 33 original lithographs in vivid color by as many artists, including work by Pierre Alechinsky, Asgar Jorn, Lea Lublin, Roberto Matta, Yasse Tabuchi, and Jan Voss. Edited by Dutch painter, sculptor, and graphic artist Jacqueline de Jong, who launched the periodical and served as chief editor between 1962 and 1967 (and contributes a litho here). "I exult, I'm delighted, in the company of angels. You are the Goddess of the Situation" (Noël Arnaud to de Jong, upon receiving copies of the first issue of the Situationist Times). For this issue, de Jong spent two years collecting material on circles, inspired by Walasse Ting and Sam Francis's publication One Cent Life. One of 2000 unnumbered copies in wraps (from a total edition of 2500). A fine copy of a fragile production. Item #2059