CULTURE HERO: MASTERPRINT.
CULTURE HERO: MASTERPRINT.
CULTURE HERO: MASTERPRINT.
CULTURE HERO: MASTERPRINT.
CULTURE HERO: MASTERPRINT.
CULTURE HERO: MASTERPRINT.
CULTURE HERO: MASTERPRINT.
CULTURE HERO: MASTERPRINT.
CULTURE HERO: MASTERPRINT.
CULTURE HERO: MASTERPRINT.
CULTURE HERO: MASTERPRINT.
CULTURE HERO: MASTERPRINT.
CULTURE HERO: MASTERPRINT.

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CULTURE HERO: MASTERPRINT.

NY: Editions Alecto of America Limited, 1970. Large portfolio of 28 prints on heavy stock lithographed by aluminium plates and split fountain rainbow rolled over in 150+ colours. Pages loose cut bound with three metal screw fasteners between cardboard covers, designed so that each page can be removed for framing. 57.2x44.2cm. Both the first and last pages have been SIGNED by Les Levine (1970).

Levine published five issues of Culture Hero: A Fanzine of Stars of the Super World, a satirical and gossipy newsprint tabloid devoted to New York's downtown art scene, 'looking in on the cultural hotshots of the moment'. This publication is a special large format edition of the third issue (February 1970), subtitled 'Jill Johnston Exposed - A life dominated by Strange Arts, Consuming Desires, and Ego-Eroticism' (Johnston was a dance critic for the Village Voice and Art News covering performances of the Judson Dance Theatre, Happenings, and the Fluxus movement).

Its masthead lists John Giorno, D.A. Latimer, Peter Schjeldahl, Lil Picard, Carter Ratcliff, Anne Waldman and David Walley among its staff, and its contents include interviews, articles, poems, drawings and letters by Gregory Battcock; David Bourdon; James Lee Byars; Wynn Chamberlain; Rosalyn Drexler; Teeny Duchamp; Stephen Dunn; Barbara Forst; Suzi Gablik; John Gruen; Walter Gutman; Peter Hujar; Jasper Johns; Ray Johnson; Fred McDarrah; Meredith Monk; John Perreault; Brigid Polk; Yvonne Rainer; Barbara Rose; Hendrik Ruitenbeek; Lucas Samaras; Aram Saroyan; George Segal; Willoughby Sharp; Marjorie Strider; Gene Swenson; Andy Warhol; Ann Wilson; and others.

The outer printed card covers (often missing) are slightly rubbed, marked and worn along edges, with small corner bumps, and slightly loose from top screw; contents Fine. Overall, an excellent copy of this spectacular production.

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