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NO!art ANTHOLOGY

PIN-UPS - EXCREMENT - PROTEST - JEW-ART

Edited by BORIS LURIE & SEYMOUR KRIM

Designed by Dietmar Kirves and Boris Lurie

Edition Hundertmark | Cologne 1988 | 530 p. | 284 img | 20.5 x 15 cm | Paperback | English/German
TAGGED: BOOK + PREFACE + TABLE OF CONTENTS

BOOK:

With contributions by Louis Aragon, Isser Aronovici, Dore Ashton, Erje Ayden,
Gregory Battcock, Herb Brown, Al Brunelle, Iris Clert, Fielding Dawson,
Allan D'Arcangelo, De Hirsh Margules, Dov Or-Ner, Erro, John Fisher,
Stanley Fisher, Gerard Gassiot-Talabot, Dorothy Gillespie, Esther M. Gilman,
Augustus Goertz, Sam Goodman, Thomas B. Hess, Marcel Janco,
Wolfgang Kahlke, Elmer L. Kline, Seymour Krim, Yayoi Kusama,
Jean-Jacques Lebel, Boris Lurie, Mario de Micheli, Jack Micheline,
Brian O'Doherty, Lil Picard, Harold Rosenberg, Barry N. Schwartz,
Emanuel K. & Reta Shaknove Schwartz, Arturo Schwarz,
Paul Simon, Gertrude Stein, Michelle Stuart, Jean Toche,
Wolf Vostell, Stella Waitzkin, Ray Wisniewski and Tom Wolfe.
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PREFACE BY BORIS LURIE:

Dedicated to Sam Goodman knight brother-in-arms riding into battle NO!art banner unfurled, fallen not in mortal combat unfortunately but rotted by disease; resting for fourteen years now in his Nordic grave. Dedicated as well to K-9 longhair German Shepherd by name Punch, a female arms carrier since birth in 1965 up to 1977 twelve whole long dog-years, now retired, hard of hearing, weak of eye and wrought by disease.

Preface by Boris Lurie: In preparation since 1969 - rejected so far by publishers - this slender volume finally sees the light of day nineteen years after the untimely death of Goodman - the first published collection of essays on NO!art. No understanding of Radical - as opposed to market-oriented art - is possible without background information on NO!art, it occupies the strategic juncture where artistic production and socio-cultural action meet. This volume deals mainly with the collective period from about 1960 to 1964; individual earlier seminal works dating from about 1955 and individual later works dealing with "Women's Liberation", the new anti-Semitism, post revolutionary violence, post revolutionary sadomasochism are included. The origins of NO!art sprout from the Jewish experience, struck root in the world's largest Jewish community New York, a product of armies, concentration camps, Lumpenproletariat artists. Its targets are the hypocritical intelligentsia, capitalist culture manipulation, consumerism, American and other Moloch’s. Their aim total unabashed self-expression in art leading to social involvement. Collective confrontation artists as early as the Peace Demonstrations of 1961-62. No lighthearted Duchampesque Dadaists, Neodadaists, or "pop-artists"; no consumerism's middleclass nor Nouveau Riche Liberals' neuter background makers. But believers in the unfashionable notion of Art with a capital "A". - This is a very short version - we hope for eventual publication of a complete version with full illustrations and bibliography of NO!art: Pinups, Excrement, Protest, Jew-art.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 ARAGON, Louis: Letter (1970)
 ARONOVICI, Isser: Partnershit (1969)
 - - : Surviving Nazi, Postscript to "Partnershit" (1970)
 ASHTON, Dore: Merde, Alors! (1969)
 AYDEN, Erje: Goodman & Lurie and CO. (1972)
 BATTCOCK, Gregory: Anti-Art and Outlaw-Art (1969)
 BRUNELLE, Al: The Beautiful Ugliness that Refused to go a way (1970)
 CLERT, Iris: Letter (1970)
 D'ARCANGELO, Allan: Preface "Paintings of the Early Sixties" (1978)
 DAWSON, Fielding: The March (1970)
 DE HIRSH MARGULES: Guest book Entry, NO!Show (1963)
 DOOM SHOW, New York (Nov. 1961)
 FISHER, Stanley: Vulgar Show Statement (1960)
 - - : Doom Show Statement (1961)
 - - : Involvement Show Statement (1961)
 - - : Spasm (1959)
 GASSIOT-TALABOT, Gerard: NO-Artists rebel (1973)
 GOERTZ, Augustus: Involvement Show Statement (1961)
 GOODMAN, Sam: Doom Show Statement (1961)
 - - : Involvement Show Statement (1961)
 - - : Notes (1967)
 HESS, Thomas B.: Introduction Italian Shows (1962)
 JANCO, Marcel: Goodman n'est plus (1973)
 KLINE, Elmer L.: Artists are Crop (1972)
 KRIM, Seymour: Epitaph for a Canadian Kike (1971)
 - - : NO!Show (1963)
 LURIE, Boris: Contribution to "Recycling" Exhibition (1975)
 - - : Curse Works 1972-73 (1975)
 - - : Involvement Show Statement (1961)
 - - : Les Lions Show Introduction (1960)
 - - : Letter to Mr. Hess (1962)
 - - : Shit NO! (1970)
 - - : Stanley Fisher, Mysterious to the End (1980)
 - - : Statement for the NO Posters Anti-Pop Posters Show (1964)
 MICHELI, Mario de: An American Rebellion (1962)
 MICHELINE, Jack: A Shot in the Arm (1970)
 - - : Eyes (1971)
 O'DOHERTY, Brian: Introduction (1971)
 OR-NER, Dov: Invitation to "Recycling" Exhibition (1975)
 PICARD, Lil: Yes & No Thoughts (1970)
 ROSENBERG, Harold: Bull by the Horns (1974)
 SCHWARTZ, Barry N.: Outline for Article (1970)
 SCHWARZ, Arturo: Outline for a Projected Text (1970)
 SHACKNOVE SCHWARTZ, Emanuel K. & Reta: NO!art (1973)
 SIMON, Paul: Art and the Alternative Media (1971)
 Statement for the Exhibition "Art and Politics" (1970)
 STUART, Michelle: NO is an Involvement (1961)
 TOCHE, Jean: Towards a New Humanism (1970)
 VOSTELL, Wolf: No Blood please (1977)
 WOLFE, Tom: Interview: Sculpt & Local (1964)Artists Participating in Shows and Manifestations
NO!art Exhibitions
Esthetic, Procedural, Material Innovations
About the Authors
Plates with images of art works from Isser Aronovici, Herb Brown, Allan D'Arcangelo, Erro/Ferro, John Fischer, Stanley Fisher, Dorothy Gillespie, Esther Gilman, Sam Goodman, Elmer L. Kline, Yaoi Kusama, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Boris Lurie, Lil Picard, Gertrude Stein, Michelle Stuart, Jean Toche, Wolf Vostell, Stella Waitzkin, Ray Wisniewski.
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