David Mayor

Schmuck #4 to Schmuck #7

David Mayor, Schmuck #4 to Schmuck #7

David Mayor
Schmuck #4 Aktual, #5 General Schmuck, #6 French Schmuck; #7 Teutonic Schmuck, 1974-1975
Illustrated wrappers, unpaginated, with printed multiples, object-inserts and tipped-in pieces by the contributing authors and artists.11 1/2h x 8w in
Published in varying edition sizes (up to 550 copies).

David Mayor, Schmuck #4, #5 #6, #7, Alternate Projects
David Mayor, Schmuck #4, #5 #6, #7, Alternate Projects
David Mayor, Schmuck #4, #5 #6, #7, Alternate Projects
David Mayor, Schmuck #4, #5 #6, #7, Alternate Projects

Description


Schmuck was founded by David Mayor and the Mexican artists Felipe Ehrenberg and Martha Hellion as a way to foster international relationships between artists, and to circumvent the conventional strictures of good taste that had been imposed upon artistic production. Their Gestetner and IBM Selectric typewriter offered them ways to make imaginative use of typography and fully control the design, and most issues feature original artworks and pull-outs by a wide range of artists and visual poets, many of them associated with Fluxus.
 
#4 Aktual Czechoslovakia Schmuck (January 1974). Plain cream wrps. with printed label affixed to upper wrapper. Perfect bound, unpaginated (60pp.), printed in black and red. Contains 'Texts, Photos, Drawings, Ideas' by Sona Svecova; Helena Popisilova; Robert Wittmann; J. Patocka; P. Tichy; Zdenko Zizkova; Jan Maria Mach; V. Korejz; M. Marik; and Milan Knizak (who designed this issue). Edges slightly foxed, o/w Near Fine.
 
 
#5 General Schmuck (January 1975). Printed cream wrps., perfect bound, unpaginated (98pp.). Numerous object inserts, booklet, etc. Contributors include COUM and Ken Friedman; Monte Cazazza; Ian Breakwell; Paul Burwell and Carlyle Reedy; David Coxhead; Robin Crozier; Michael Gibbs; Tony Gnazzo; Dick Higgins; Richard Kostelanetz; Takehisa Kosugi; Victor Musgrave; Jiri Valoch; and many others + ads. Wrappers lightly rubbed and creased, o/w Near Fine. 


#6 French Schmuck (November 1975). Plain wrps. with two printed labels attached. Bound dos-à-dos, unpaginated (98pp.). Compiled by Jean-Clarence Lambert and designed by David Mayor, with inserts, and Ben Vautier's booklet, 'Me Ben I Sign'. Contributors include Robert Filliou; Jean le Gac; Christian Dotremont; Marcel Broodthaers; Christian Boltanski; Alain Fleischer; Jochen Gerz; Henri Chopin; Ben; and Emilio Galli. Slight fading along two edges of wrappers, with two faint corner creases, o/w Near Fine.
 
#6 French Schmuck (November 1975). Plain wrps. with two printed labels attached. Bound dos-à-dos, unpaginated (98pp.). Compiled by Jean-Clarence Lambert and designed by David Mayor, with inserts, and Ben Vautier's booklet, 'Me Ben I Sign'. Contributors include Robert Filliou; Jean le Gac; Christian Dotremont; Marcel Broodthaers; Christian Boltanski; Alain Fleischer; Jochen Gerz; Henri Chopin; Ben; and Emilio Galli. Slight fading along two edges of wrappers, with two faint corner creases, o/w Near Fine. #7 Teutonic Schmuck (December 1975). Plain blue wrps., with printed label to upper wrapper designed and drawn by Genesis P-Orridge, and printed (as denim) back pocket to lower wrapper containing Klaus Groh's booklet, 'Art Impressions. USA + Canada'. Perfect bound, unpaginated (88pp.), printed in various colour inks. Contributors include Wolf Vostell; Jan Voss; Dietrich Albrecht; Hansjürgen Bulkowski; Rolf Hannes; Wolfgang Feelisch; Ludwig Gosewitz; Dorothy Iannone; Hans Werner Kalkmann; and Milan Kunz. Near Fine.

#7 Teutonic Schmuck (December 1975). Plain blue wrps., with printed label to upper wrapper designed and drawn by Genesis P-Orridge, and printed (as denim) back pocket to lower wrapper containing Klaus Groh's booklet, 'Art Impressions. USA + Canada'. Perfect bound, unpaginated (88pp.), printed in various colour inks. Contributors include Wolf Vostell; Jan Voss; Dietrich Albrecht; Hansjürgen Bulkowski; Rolf Hannes; Wolfgang Feelisch; Ludwig Gosewitz; Dorothy Iannone; Hans Werner Kalkmann; and Milan Kunz. Near Fine.
 
$ 1,200