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Other Scenes & The New York Seer (March, 1968) by  et al. (contributors)  John - First Edition - 1968 - from Lorne Bair Rare Books (SKU: 49199)

Other Scenes & The New York Seer (March, 1968)

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Other Scenes & The New York Seer (March, 1968)

by [NEW LEFT / COUNTERCULTURE] WILCOCK, John, et al. (contributors)

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New York: John Wilcock, 1968. First Edition. Tabloid (42cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; [24]pp; illus. Light wear and toning to extremities, particularly along spine-fold, with a faint horizontal fold at center; Very Good+, without postal markings. Though never as popular or widely-circulated as its brethren like The East Village Other and The Berkeley Barb, nor as political as such radical-left undergrounds as The Black Panther and New Left Notes, John Wilcock's Other Scenes probably deserves pride of place as the most daring, creative, and experimental of the alternative press papers of the late Sixties. It was also - probably a function of Wilcock's comparative maturity (he was already in his late thirties in 1967) - far less reliant on the sort of psychedelic mish-mosh that defined the aesthetic of most other underground papers of the period. Described in the masthead as "a revolutionary newsletter concerned with art, politics, sociology, sex and the creation of a more equitable society," Other Scenes was heavily influenced by both the Fluxus and mail-art movements as well as Andy Warhol's avant-pop aesthetic (Wilcock was a regular Factory denizen). The paper operated as much as a virtual underground club for its subscribers as it did a vehicle for news distribution; according to the masthead of an early issue, Wilcock distributed the paper "twenty times a year from wherever its editor happens to be," and his mailings often included "surprises" including "newsletters, newspapers, letters, brochures and discoveries that I make in all parts of the world." Contents include contributions by Timothy Leary, Tony Auth, Neal Phillips, Tuli Kupferberg, Peter Hemphill, and others, including a small illustrated contribution by Ed Ruscha.

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Bookseller
Lorne Bair Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
49199
Title
Other Scenes & The New York Seer (March, 1968)
Author
[NEW LEFT / COUNTERCULTURE] WILCOCK, John, et al. (contributors)
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
John Wilcock
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1968
Bookseller catalogs
Periodicals; Sixties; Mimeo / Underground / Avant Garde;

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