Parkett. Bice Curiger, Ed Ruscha, Dennis Hopper, Dave Hickey, contributors.

Parkett. No. 18

Zurich: Parkett-Verlag, 1988. Quarto, publisher's stiff illustrated wraps.

"It is rare to see pure acts of love in print but this is one of them. The world is a better place for Parkett" (Lou Reed). Issue 46 of the acclaimed Swiss visual arts journal. Co-founded in the early 1980s by leftist student-turned-curator Bice Curiger, Jacqueline Burckhardt, and Dieter von Graffenried, the magazine began as a DIY effort (Curiger’s mother embroidered the logo) to foster dialogue among the artistic communities of Europe and America. Published quarterly, each issue was produced in collaboration with an artist or group of artists, who contributed an original work. The magazine ceased publication in 2017 with its 100th issue, owing to "the radical change in reading behavior brought about by our digital age." This issue was made in collaboration with LA-based multimedia artist Ed Ruscha (and includes a fold-out color lithograph bound into the journal titled "Hell ½ Way Heaven"), Dave Hickey, Dennis Hopper, Alain Cueff, John Miller, and Christopher Knight; also includes a statement on "non-conformity in art" by Lucio Pozzi, and a personal essay by Bernard Blistène. Profusely illustrated in color and black-and-white. Text in English and German. Light edgewear. Near fine. Item #4586


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