Schmuck #4 Aktual, #5 General Schmuck, #6 French Schmuck, #7 Teutonic Schmuck, 1974-1975
Illustrated wrappers, unpaginated, with printed multiples, object-inserts and tipped-in pieces by the contributing authors and artists.
11 1/2h x 8w in
Published in varying edition sizes (up to 550 copies).
Schmuck was founded by David Mayor and the Mexican artists Felipe Ehrenberg and Martha Hellion. It was conceived as a way to build international relationships between artists and as a medium that would allow complete freedom of expression for its contributors. Schmuck’s pages are filled with imaginative typewritten imagery, original artworks and pull-outs from a wide range of contributing artists and visual poets, many of them associated with Fluxus.
#4 Aktual Czechoslovakia Schmuck (January 1974). Plain cream wrappers. with printed label affixed to upper wrapper. Perfect bound, unpaginated (60pp), printed in black and red. Contains 'Texts, Photos, Drawings, Ideas' by Sona Svecova; Helena Popisilova; Robert Wittmann; J. Patocka; P. Tichy; Zdenko Zizkova; Jan Maria Mach; V. Korejz; M. Marik; and Milan Knizak (who designed this issue).
#5 General Schmuck (January 1975). Printed cream wrappers, perfect bound, unpaginated (98pp). Numerous object inserts, booklet, etc. Contributors include COUM and Ken Friedman; Monte Cazazza; Ian Breakwell; Paul Burwell and Carlyle Reedy; David Coxhead; Robin Crozier; Michael Gibbs; Tony Gnazzo; Dick Higgins; Richard Kostelanetz; Takehisa Kosugi; Victor Musgrave; Jiri Valoch; and many others + ads.
#6 French Schmuck (November 1975). Plain wrappers. with two printed labels attached. Bound dos-à-dos, unpaginated (98pp). Compiled by Jean-Clarence Lambert and designed by David Mayor, with inserts, and Ben Vautier's booklet, 'Me Ben I Sign'. Contributors include Robert Filliou; Jean le Gac; Christian Dotremont; Marcel Broodthaers; Christian Boltanski; Alain Fleischer; Jochen Gerz; Henri Chopin; Ben; and Emilio Galli.
#7 Teutonic Schmuck (December 1975). Plain blue wrappers with printed label to upper wrapper designed and drawn by Genesis P-Orridge, and printed (as denim) back pocket to lower wrapper containing Klaus Groh's booklet, 'Art Impressions. USA + Canada'. Perfect bound, unpaginated (88pp), printed in various colour inks. Contributors include Wolf Vostell; Jan Voss; Dietrich Albrecht; Hansjürgen Bulkowski; Rolf Hannes; Wolfgang Feelisch; Ludwig Gosewitz; Dorothy Iannone; Hans Werner Kalkmann; and Milan Kunz.