New York: Art-Rite Publishing Co., 1973-1978. Newsprint with self covers. All issues roughly letter size. Normal condition is browned at the edges. No. 21, the virtually unobtainable final issue, is a facsimile. The original consisted only of a cover, with no contents. Judy Rifka decorated each copy with a unique work of art. Gwen Allen’s Artists’ Periodicals states (pp. 144-45) that there were 2000 copies of this issue, but try to find one. The facsimile, produced from a copy in Judy Rifka’s archive, with her enthusiastic participation, is printed in color on hot-pressed silkscreen paper. No. 13 is present in both variations: title in black and red. No. 16 never appeared. A letter from the editors is laid into no. 18; the paper is larger than the issue and is badly chipped as a result. No. 19 is a joint issue of Art-rite and LAICA Journal, with the red-and-white label pasted over the original title on the front cover. No. 20 is a musical score titled “Pearl Girl: an operetta,” a libretto by Demi. Only the more distinctive covers are scanned.
— — — a second set at $2500, as above, with the following exceptions: Condition is mostly comparable, but some issues may have slightly more age toning or signs of handling. No. 3 is a vintage photocopy with singles sheets stapled through the left edge and the title hand-stamped in red, as issued by Art-Rite when the printed issue ran out. No. 13 is present only with the black title. No. 18 has no letter, and the cover of it and no. 19 each bear a library stamp and label (legitimate withdrawals). The facsimile of no. 21 is from a different example in Judy Rifka’s archive. Extra shipping may be required for either set. Item #68801