RAÚL MARROQUIN, Fandangos – extra, 1980 [magazine]

RAÚL MARROQUIN, Fandangos – extra, 1980
21 x 14,3 cm
stencil print, stapled, 12 pp. incl. cover
published by Fandangos magazine, Maastricht, Netherlands
splendid condition
extremely rare
inv.RMarr 830

This extra issue of Fandangos is on the ‘World’s First T.V. Convention’.
A copy is in the collection of Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

‘Why a World’s T.V. Convention? This has been the most asked question of the week in business and diplomatic circles, especially after the convention’s unexpected developments during the past two days.
Neither ex-president Nixon, nor any of the Mad Enterprises Inc., Videoheads or Fanfangos officials expected these results from what was originally conceived as a profit making projectas well as attracting tourists to Amsterdam and giving Mr. Nixon front page exposure.’

‘The Sets
The first appearance of the rock and roll band ‘The Sets’ on the strike day at the convention, was their most successful gig in their two-and-a-half years of working together. The group is made up of four P.V.M. 200’s and is between punk and new wave. Their record released on the strike day reached the sales record of one million dollars in less than 24 hours. ‘The Sets’ presence was kept secret until the last moment, although they had been heard rehearsing on the third day of the convention during a coffee break. No explanation was offered. The group will be touring in Europe for the next 3 months and are expected to release their new L.P. in a few weeks.
While discussions, arguments, demonstrations, suicide and a kidnapping took place at the convention, a group that began smaal but eventually grew into one of the strongest groups of the event, was the one led by ‘thelight from India’, as 3820 was called by his disciples from the very first day.

FANDANGOS – nrs. superb issue!, 1978 [magazine]

FANDANGOS – nrs. superb issue!, 1978
30 x 21 cm
stickers, ink stamps
signed by Raúl Marroquin as Superbman
edition 500
published by Raúl Marroquin, Maastricht, Netherlands
excellent condition, very slightly aged
€ 225,- plus € 12,- Track & Trace registered mail
inv.RMar 969


This 4-in-1 Fandangos magazine has been the last issue of a series of 11 publications.
Numerous contributions by Raúl Marroquin including ‘From Video to T.V where he writes that ‘It is about time that Video Art becomes Television Art’ and Marroquin’s Vampires project, Paul Carter, Julia Hayward, Jana Haimsohn, Darcy Lange, Antonio Caro, Baladi, Angelika Schmid, Jonier Marin, Montadas, C. Garcia, Tobe Carey, Klaus Staek (2 pages), Jan Patric, David Zacki, J. Charlin, Eduard Bal, Sanja Ivekovic, Michel Cardena’s Live Video Performance (7 pages, includes Cardena rubberstamp), Tony Morgan’s live video performance at de appel, Marjo Schumans, Ben D’Armagnac, Elsa Stansfield, Madieon Hooykaas, Jantje Tetelepta, I. Akel, Joshua Jansen, Relly Carlo, Nan Hoover photographs from video by Koos Bay, Tony Pegotti (5 pages), Michael Krzyzanowski (2 pages), Ger van Dijk, John Liggins, Bob Takes/Michiel Romeyn, ‘Languages my friends speak’ by Ulises Carrion, Jorgos Chronis, Michael Gibbs, Marten Hendriks/ Ad Gerritsen, Marianne Heske, Kirsten Bates and Taki Bluesinger ‘Plumbing Repairs simplified’ (4 pages), Jenna Van Eegan, Richard Hefti, Yves de Smet, Nikolaus Urban, Jan Hendrix (3 pages), Reindeer Werk, Martha Hawley, Charlemagne Palestine, Peter Hutchinson, Phillip Pearlman, Anne Tardos, Roger Cutforth, Willoughby Sharp’s collage narratives ‘The Nation, the Region, Ideas and trends.’ (10 pages), R Heyman, Douglas Davis, Jean Depuy, Scott Burton, Larry Miller, Jacki Apple, Laurie Anderson, Jeffrey Deitch, Dalibor Martinis, Marcia Resnick, Anna Banana (3 pages), Rita Yokoi. The photographs by Geurt Van Dijk, A.Rainer and Dieter Rot, Luigi Ontani, Boltanski, Ad Gerritsen, A.Messager, Jurgen Klauke, B.Sleeuwenhoek all include the artists’ names in rubber stamps next to the images. Also ink stamps of various emblemata.

Includes articles on “Superbman”, the ‘nation’s number one citizen’, a character created by Raul Marroquin who, the article describes, was appointed as “Friendship Ambassador to Europe”. The article is uniquely handsigned by Raul Marroquin as Superbman: “With love Fandangos – Superbman” in red marker pen. Includes another article on Superbman’s nemesis a sado-masochistic underworld-type character called ‘Nikos Nukos the Worst’.
Other articles include “A lecture on video in museum” by Drs I.L Szenassy (5 pages in Dutch) and ‘Visual poetry as a form of marginal art’ by Peter Frank. Interviews with Ulises Carrion (in English) Maarten van Regteren Altena (in English), Robert Filliou (in Spanish), ‘Yogo’ the false-name of a Dutch drug trafficker (in English), Costa Gravas (in French), Art Taylor (in English), and Mohammed Ali (In English). Articles and texts vary between in English, Dutch, Spanish and French.

History of prices:
UnOriginals, UK April 2024 GBP 245.-
William Allen Word & Image, London 26 December 2020 GBP 125.-