New York: National Art Workers Community, January-November 1971.
Illustrations. 2 pp (issues 1 and 2); 4 pp (issues 3 and 4). Folio. Fine. Item #307800
Complete run of the first year of the "first artists' publication to focus sustained attention on artists' rights" (Allen, Artists' Magazines, p 240). The journal was published by the National Art Workers Community, a New York-based splinter of the artist-activists group Art Workers' Coalition. Published in broadsheet format, the newsletter carries articles focused on artists' rights and housing, arts-related legislation, activism and organizing, including: "Millions for Art, Pennies for Artists"; "Are Artists Still Living in 16th Century Conditions"; "Artists: Learn to Lobby or Perish"; "Is Society Freeloading off Artists?" "Copyright is Bunk!"; "SOHO Legalized in Era of 'Severe Cultural Depression'"; "Dutch Artists' Union Sets Example for U.S." etc. Editors included Laurin Raiken, Bernie Brown, Saunders Ellis, Pamela Bickart, Alex Gross. The newsletter changed its name to Artworkers News, and then Art & Artists, and continued publication until 1989.
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