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Mar 311964
 

Signals, 1964 – 1966
tabloid size, 8 issues
offset
very rare
issues 2, 3-4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 (issues number 1 and 5 are lacking)
p.o.r.

Published under the direction of Paul Keeler and artist David Medalla to promote international art, i.e. European, Latin, Central and South American artists represented by the Signals Gallery in London, but which also dealt with a wide array of artistic and aesthetic issues of the avant- garde of the 1960’s, with excerpts from writings and texts by numerous noted artists and critics, profusely illustrated throughout showing artworks, cultural figures.


Initiator David Medalla next to one of his bubbling machines, London, 1964

A near complete run of 9 magazines of the legendary 60’s publication Signals. This cutting-edge journal documented exhibitions at the Signals showroom in London, and includes images, poems, critical essays, scientific digests, photographs and experimental art news. Basically documenting exhibitions and events in Britain and abroad, Signals brought together leading innovative artists, writers and poets of the time and, in addition, established a context for kinetic, time-based, performance and environmental art. Artists featured in these original magazines include Jesús Rafael Soto, Takis, Lygia Clark, Sergio de Camargo, Carlos Cruz-Díaz, Eduardo Chillida and Marcela Salvadori and many others. There are 10 issues and 9 magazines in total, as numbers 3 and 4 are combined into a twin issue. Here lacking original magazines numbers 1 and 5.
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History of prices:
William Allen Word & Image, London, UK   € 7.200,- July 2019 (complete set)
William Allen Word & Image, London, UK   GBP 300.- July 2019 Nr 2
William Allen Word & Image, London, UK   GBP 165.- July 2019 Nr 3-4
William Allen Word & Image, London, UK   GBP 275.- July 2019 Nr 5
William Allen Word & Image, London, UK   GBP 325.- July 2019 Nr 6
William Allen Word & Image, London, UK   GBP 525.- July 2019 Nr 7
William Allen Word & Image, London, UK   GBP 350.- July 2019 Nr 8
William Allen Word & Image, London, UK   GBP 600.- July 2019 Nr 9
Largine, Madrid, Spain   GBP 288.- August 2019 Nr 2

 

 

Also available in reprint
A reprint of the complete run is available at Iniva, 164 pp., unbound in slipcase, 35cm (height), approx 300 illustrations. This facsimile edition reprinted and published by Iniva, 1995. The cutting edge journal brought together leading innovative artists, writers and poets of the time and established a context for kinetic, time-based, performance and environmental art.
Artists featured in the original and reproduced in the facsimile edition include Jesús Rafael Soto, Takis, Lygia Clark, Sergio de Camargo, Carlos Cruz-Díaz, Eduardo Chillida and Marcela Salvadori, and many others. The facsimile edition comprises volumes one and two of 11 issues and comes with a comprehensive index.