GAAG The Guerrilla Art Action Group 1969 – 1976 A Selection

Hendricks, Jon + Jean Toche

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“This is the reissue of the long out-of-print publication GAAG: The Guerrilla Art Action Group, 1969-1976: A Selection, first published in 1978. The book serves as the primary text to the significant work of the activist artist group GAAG (Jon Hendricks, Poppy Johnson, Silvianna, Joanne Stamerra, Virginia Toche and Jean Toche), both as a document of the group’s ideological and logistical concerns, and more broadly as a historical record for fifty-two of the many political art actions they carried out through the late 60s and early 70s.”

A collection of essays, manifestos, correspondence and photographs that document the origin, philosophy and strategies of GAAG, a group of artists formed on October 15, 1969 on the downtown Lexington Avenue subway in New York City, responding to political events the group combined protest and art performance to challenge authorities on their stance on issues such as the Vietnam War or the assassination of Martin Luther King.

Soft cover, 388 not numbered pages, New York Amsterdam Bremen 2011

ISBN: 9780894390593