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Art/Life : communication for the creative mind ; the original limited edition monthly [Lot of 31 Issues]
Santa Barbara, California: Joe Cardella, 1983. 1983 to 1987. Mixed. VG, clean copies with no tears and all contents secure.. Each volume: Clear, acetate covers with black plastic grip slide at spine. Title information printed on front cover in black. Nearly all contents printed on recto side only. Unpaginated with approximately 35 to 40 pages in each issue. Contents includes various kinds of paper, fabric, stamps, buttons, beads, ribbons, postage stamps, photographs, drinking straw, etc.; heavy at 30 pounds and will require extra postage. ART/LIFE began in 1981 as a "conceptual exchange" between a global community of artists [and poets]. Unique in its approach, ART/LIFE sources each page directly from the artist with little restriction on subject or medium. Submitted content represents a variety of international contributors and ranges from silkscreened, stamped and photocopied prints to original drawings and collages, pressed foliage, photographs, a Sweet-n-Low packet, and things much stranger. Creator and publisher Joe Cardella curated, assembled and distributed limited editions of 100 to 200 copies every month for 25 years. The result is a varied visual transcript of the dialogue between artists in the 1980s and 1990s." - elmo academy art.edu. Each issue is comprised entirely of original poetry and fine art, hand signed by each contributing artist. Cardella himself contributed several pieces for each issue. Some are numbered, although the numbers do not necessarily correspond to the number of the issue as a whole, written on each title page. Each volume a unique, quirky work of art in its own right. The issues in this lot are as follows: Volume 3: Nos. 4, 5, 7, 8, 9; Volume 5: Nos. 2 through 10; Volume 6: Nos. 5, 7, 10; Volume 7 (Complete): Nos. 1 through 11; Volume 8: Nos. 1 through 3.
      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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