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A On Onions. A photographic study by artist Elad Lassry. Edited and designed by Stuart Bailey. With essay by Angie Keefer. Did you know he took pictures? Anyway, it's a book on one visual symbol, organized in a way that invokes a taxonomic study. A study of what, exactly, is in question - color, shape, effect, subject. 5.5" x 7.5", 264 pages. Edition of 1500. $30. Add to cart
Destroy All Monsters Magazine 1976-1979. With Cary Loren, Mike Kelley, Niagara, Jim Shaw. There was a time when bands were booed offstage and unceremoniously asked to leave by their hosts because what they did was so unfamiliar, odd, or extreme; not simply because they were lazy, entitled fucks. Detroit's Destroy All Monsters was one of those bands. Early proponents of weird instrumentation, experimental noise, drone, and general performance hysteria, its members have gone on to join new groups (Mission of Burma, The Stooges, MC5), or become practitioners in the visual arts field. Their legacy includes six issues (nearly seven) of the sought-after Destroy All Monsters zine, which chronicled the artists' collective creative concerns - writings, rantings, drawings, collages, photos, and ephemera. This facsimile volume collects them all, and embodies the reckless, dangerous spirit of their time, when the work had no name, but many faces. 8.5" x 11" , 278 pages. $30.