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Collective Farm. No. 1 (Dec. 1981) through No. 6 (1986) (all published)
A complete run in 6 fascicules of the avant-garde conceptual art assemblage, each issue with a specific subtitle: Kolkhoz, Letters to the USSR, Post Office Dinner, Wonderkids, Five Year Plan, and Stalin Test, under the editorial direction of Vagrich Bakhchanyan, Valeriy Gerlovin, and Rimma Gerlovina, issues 2 through 6 consisting of bound envelopes each housing small individual artworks, contributing artists include Guy Bleus, GAAG (Jon Hendricks and Jean Toche), The Gerlovins, Klaus Groh, David Cole, Chuck Welch/Cracker Jack Kid, Igor Makarevich, Paul Zelevansky, Fred Truck, Peter Frank, Ken Friedman, John Furnival, Bernd Olbrich, Buster Cleveland, Tehching Hsieh, Anatol Ur, Leslie Bohnenkamp, Ray Dobbins, Jean Dupuy, R.I.P. Hayman, Donald Lipski, Jack Ox, and Carolee Schneemann, among others. Illustrated. Various sizes, 16mo to 4to. Printed and rubber-stamped cardstock wrpps. New York 1981-1986. Collective Farm is an assembled work containing contributions from many important and notable artists in the fields of conceptual and mail art. 'Letters to the USSR' and 'Post Office Dinner' are comprised of 22 and 25 envelopes, respectively, each envelope containing individual conceptual artworks from a different artist. 'Wonderkids' includes 11 envelopes containing what is described as "Famous artworks influenced by children's art, are completed by children of contemporary artists." '5 Year Plan' is comprised of 12 large envelopes, each with a specific theme such as Social Engineering, Industry, Forbidden Fruits, Politics/Military, and Money/Law, and each containing 3 to 5 works on the topic by various artists. And in 'Stalin Test', "Russian people of different professions were asked to take a visual Stalin test", with 14 envelopes each labeled with a person's name and profession, enclosing their version of a portrait or impression drawn from memory of the dictator.
      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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