A sequential run of the first 35 issues in 32 fascicules of the Italian counterculture journal, founded in 1970 by a group of intellectuals and artists, including Andrea Valcarenghi, edited at times by Valcarenghi, Guido Vivi, and Marina Valcarenghi, most issues approx. 16-24 pp., covering topics related to underground culture and political issues, such as LSD, marijuana, and other drugs, Angela Davis, the White Panthers, the Weather Underground, Israel, Puerto Rico and the Young Lords, women's liberation, prison conditions, sexual politics, Bob Dylan, guerrilla theater, Vietnam, abortion, music, books, sexuality, film, and comics. Illustrated profusely throughout. Some handwritten ink notations to inside front cover of issues no. 2 and 3, scattered soiling and toning. 4to. Original illustrated stapled wrpps., housed in cardboard slipcase, some rust around staples, some small tears along spines, issue no. 1 with taped spine, some scattered soiling, dust-staining and toning, issue no. 7 with small damp-stain to upper right corner, overall very good. Milan 1970-1980.
Re Nudo was perhaps the most famous Italian counterculture magazine. During the years of its publication, the journal helped to put on a series of pop music festivals called the Festival del proletariato giovanile, with the first held in Ballabio in September of 1971. With the slogan "facciamo che il tempo libero diventi tempo liberato", the festival attracted thousands. The second festival was held in Zerbo in June 1972, and in 1974 the festival moved to Milan for its third installment. Held over 4 days in June at Parco Lambro La "Festa", spectators witnessed acts such as PFM (Premiata Forneria Marconi), Perigeo, Alan Sorrenti, Battiato, Acqua Fragile, Biglietto per l'Inferno, The Trip, Il Volo, Loy e Altomare, Stormy Six, and Angelo Branduardi, among others. The final festival was held from June 26 to June 29, 1976, and was attended by more than 400,000 people. However, the festival was scourged by issues of looting and clashes between various organizing groups. Book ID: 49020