New York: PADD, 1985. Quarto, publisher’s photo-illustrated wraps.
Winter 1985-86 issue of of American leftist art collective Political Art Documentation/Distribution (PADD)’s quarterly magazine, established as a textual and visual resource for arts activism. Co-founded by art critic and curator Lucy R. Lippard, visual artist Margia Kramer, and artist and writer George Sholette, the Leftist arts collective was established to "provide artists with an organized relationship to society, to demonstrate the political effectiveness of image making, and to provide a framework within which progressive artists can discuss and develop alternatives to the mainstream art system." PADD organized monthly programs including meetings, talks, and performances; networked with other international artists’s groups; created poster art for demonstrations; organized exhibitions and commissioned artists; and developed an archive of visual art now housed at the MoMA library. This special issue on displacement is made up of articles and essays on homelessness, apartheid, colonialism, with pieces by Joan Jonas, the Guerrilla Girls, and more. Illustrated with black-and-white photos and artwork. Cover photo by George Cohen. Inkstamp to first page of the SoHo Center for Visual Arts, a non-profit visual library founded for, and staffed by, artists. Larry Aldrich founded the Center in 1973, and later donated the extensive collection to the New Museum. Sticker residue to upper wrap. Light wear and handling. Near fine. Item #6496