Avant Garde, Issue 1, 1968

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Avant Garde Issue 1

Published in New York in 1968

Condition: VG (some small marks to lower right of front cover, as shown, but otherwise in excellent)

The first ever issue of Herb Lubalin and Ralph Ginzburg’s Avant Garde magazine, the publication that broke taboos, gave rise to the equally loathed and loved typeface by the same name, and published some truly groundbreaking content, including John Lennon's erotic lithographs and Marilyn Monroe's last photos.

This launch issue, published in 1968, contains a special section devoted to artist Richard Lindner, best known for his enigmatic, colour-drenched paintings inspired by the vulgar, fetishistic aspects of life in New York. His favourite subject matters were streetwalkers, circus women and men in uniform, some of which you see in these pages. He was also a successful illustrator for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. 

Another section of this issue contains annotated drawings by Muhammad Ali, expressing his views and experiences about living as a Muslim in the United States in the 1960s.

Beautiful, powerful content.

And a highly collectable launch issue of an era-defining magazine.