Ready for War. Robert Costa, curators Julius Valiunas.
Ready for War
Ready for War
Ready for War
Ready for War

Ready for War

New York (?): unstated, n.d. [1983]. First edition. Soft cover. 40p (including covers), many photos and line ills. Fair. Item #30264

Published as the catalogue for the "Preparing for War" section in the pioneering Terminal New York exhibition, which was held in the Brooklyn Army Terminal in 1983. Opening with an epigraph from Mussolini ("If you want peace, prepare for war"), it offers all manner of anti-war polemic and satire--black humor, poems, art, photos, reprints of 1950s propaganda, etc.  Ronald Reagan and other western leaders are held to account.  Some of the contributors are Chris Burden, Sue Coe, R.K. Williams, and Robert Montoya.  The front cover is uncredited.  The back cover is by Vito Acconci.  The centerfold lists the participating artists, including, for instance, Louise Neaderland and David Wojnarowicz, but because some of the catalogue material is uncredited, it's unclear if all of them are represented in it. Printed in the manner of a tabloid newspaper.  Newsprint browned and fragile.  Scrappy, as shown, but complete.  Folded from storage.  Still, a scarce survival.  .

Price: $150.00

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