KWY #9 (Paris: Spring 1962).
KWY #9 (Paris: Spring 1962).


KWY #9 (Paris: Spring 1962).

4to. Perfect bound. 34pp. Front cover consists of an original silkscreen by Jan Voss and Guido Biasi; cardboard back cover with tipped-in fold-out serigraph by René Bertholo on the interior side.

This issue is themed around the 'crowd', and features appropriated photographs and comic strips, and reproductions of a Cy Twombly painting and Christo's oil barrels (see also Kaprow item #68).

Includes silkscreen prints by Jan Voss, Guido Biasi, George Noël, Lourdes Castro, and Paul Wunderlich, and texts by Guido Biasi, Benjamin Patterson, Carl László, François Dufrêne, and Jean Jaques Levêque.

The KWY group was founded in Paris in 1958 by René Bertholo and Lourdes Castro, who had married in Lisbon in the mid-'50s. The three letters KWY, so rarely used in Portuguese that they were officially banished from the language in 1943 (though since restored), were chosen by them as a metaphor for their feelings of artistic marginalisation from their native culture.

Binding loose, as usual; wraparound band present (in two halves); o/w Very Good plus. One of 300 copies.