The only real no-word picture newspaper.
A revival of Steve Lawrence’s Newspaper from 1969.
NEWSPAPER collects the work of 21 living queer artists and anonymous photographers. Our first issue is a cross-generational interaction between older and younger artists focusing on a particular queer sensibility. Over its 48 pages of large-scale black and white images, there are students, established artists, found vernacular, and amateurs. The publication is intended to function as an alternative exhibition space in print with shows promoting a certain reformation of queer imagery.
In researching the original, NEWSPAPER has been inspired to make a call for the return of the transgression of our earlier queer forefathers — an intellectual awareness, openness and love deeply informed by countercultural thinking. As particular gay images of beauty, body, and identity have emerged in mainstream visual culture and media, damage has been done. Over time they have established themselves in most gay and lesbian media. This will be a space for artists that loudly or quietly promote an investigation or redefinition of these images.
Printed at Linco Printing Inc in Long Island City.
First Edition, edition of 1000.
48 B&W pages.