Real Life Magazine Number 11/12.

(Group Material; Peter Hall et al). Lawson, Thomas, ed. 


Perhaps more than any other publication, ‘Real Life’ crystallized the sensibilities and interests of the Picture generation, publishing a diverse range of material including artists’ writings and projects, criticism, working notes, reproductions, and interviews. With a circulation of 1,000 to 2,000 and just a handful of ads, mainly for emerging galleries and nonprofit spaces such as Artists Space, Metro Pictures, and the Kitchen, the magazine offered a different view onto this moment more canonical accounts of its market- and media-fueled hype. Contributors included Thomas Lawson, Susan Morgan, Sherrie Levine, Richard Prince, David Robbins, Louise Lawler, Allan McCollum, and Barbara Kruger, among many others.

Further reading: Miriam Katzeff, Thomas Lawson, and Susan Morgan, eds., ‘Real Life Magazine: Selected Projects and Writings, 1979-1994 (New York: Primary Information, 2007). — ‘Artists’ Magazines. An Alternative Space For Art’, edited by Gwen Allen, p.291. Cambridge (MA) & London: MIT Press, 2011.

This issue: Group Material, Peter Hall, Mundy McLaughlin, Julie Ault, Tim Rollins, Doug Ashford, Adolf Hitler, Jacki Ochs, Robin Winters, Coosje van Bruggen, Komar and Melamid, Thomas Lawson, Joseph Nechvatal, Elizabeth Winter, Rex Reason, Carole Spearin McCauley, Robert C. Morgan and Judith Kirschner.

New York (NY): Real Life Magazine, 1983. First edition. 4to (27.8 × 21.2 cm). Softcover. Texts in English. Saddle-stapled bound in pictorial wrappers. Illustrated in b/w throughout. Condition: Near fine. Stain to wrappers. Rusty staples otherwise near fine. Item ID: 11361.

Subjects:Art,20th Century

Formats:Periodicals,Artists’ Periodicals

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