Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Robert Irwin
Letters, Artforum, Oct 1968
- Sirs: It seems it has become necessary to state that the photograph of my work on the cover of Artforum, May 1968, appeared without my knowledge or permission and against my personally expressed wishes. Robert Irwin, Los Angeles, Calif.

advertisement, Artforum, Dec 1970 - placed by an activist group including Poppy Johnson, Lucy Lippard, Faith Ringgold - the eggs are cause the group would place eggs (and tampons) throughout the Whitney, in addition to picketing, passing out flyers, blowing whistles, and projecting slides of work by women artists onto the exterior of the museum.

(i'm not trying to relate these two things... just thought they were both interesting)


A said...

Where did you dig these up!? I want old, scanned copies of Artforums!

Martin said...

i have been searching for specific copies of old magazines for a collection. many of the ones i need are artforums, so i am always looking for old artforums.

i scored about forty issues dated 1963-1972 last week. yeah they are a goldmine. smithson's 'monuments of passaic' photo-essay from 1967 is beautiful. bruce conner's 'bruce conner makes a sandwich' so fucking weird. it took me a week to page through them all just to mark the stuff i want to go back and read.