Complete collection of sheets and notes related to the "12 Evenings of Manipulations" destructionist art happening which took place at the Judson Gallery in New York from October 5 through October 22, 1967, with instructions and notes on various destruction art pieces including Lil Picard "Construction Destruction Construction", Geoff Hendricks "Sky/Change", Malcolm Goldstein "State of the Nation", Carolee Schneemann "Divisions + Rubble", Jean Toche "Labyrinths and Psychological Stress", and others, some accompanied by photocopied photographs of the art piece as they occurred. Illustrated throughout. 8to., some sheets folded. Housed in original printed paper envelope, contents loose as issued, some small tears and soiling to envelope. New York (Judson Gallery) 1967.
The Judson Publications Manifesto, which is included in this grouping and signed by Ralph Ortiz, John Hendricks, Al Hansen, Lil Picard, and Jean Toche, describes the group as "anti-profit...The Judson Publication is a unique communique to you from artists who are concerned with the corruption of culture by profit. We believe the function of the artist is to subvert culture, since our culture is trivial. We are intent on giving a voice to the artist who shouts fire when there is fire; robbery when there is a robbery; murder when there is a murder; rape when there is a rape. Judson Publications will attempt to serve the public for as long as the trivial culture of the establishment distracts us from the screams of crises." Scarce institutionally. Book ID: 50066