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Avant-Garde

Gard Sivik. 3-maandelijks. (Later: Tweemaandelijks) tijdschrift, uitg. door de Vereniging ter Bevordering van de Avant-Garde Kunst. No. 1 (March 1955) through 33 (January/February 1964) (all published).

A complete run of 33 issues in 29 fascicules of the Flemish-Dutch avant-garde journal published by the "Society for the Promotion of Avant-Garde Art" and founded by Flemish poets Gust Gils and Paul Snoek, no. 12 with the original "DADA" supplemental pamphlet in a layout imitating DADA publications, intended as a protest against the Dada exhibition held at the Stedelijk Museum from December 1958 to February 1959. Early issues with scattered illustrations. 8vo. Orig. wrpps., some pictorial, generally well-preserved, some with sunning and light dust-staining, some minor edgewear, no. 3 with minor paper losses near spine and tear to spine, no. 1 with small split along spine. Brasschaat/Antwerpen/Rotterdam, 1955-1964.

"Gard Sivik" was named after the jazz cafe of the same name on the Stadswaag in Antwerp, and was founded to provide a forum for young avant-garde poets to promote their work. Early collaborators and contributors included Gust Gils, Paul Snoek, Hugues C. Pernath, Simon Vanloo, Tone Brulin, and Herman Denkens. In 1957, Snoek left the editorial board, followed not longer thereafter by Gils and Pernath, when it was taken over by the Dutch writers Hans Verhagen, Armando, Hans Sleutelaar, and Cornelis Bastiaan Vaandrager. This group maintained control of publication of the magazine until printing ceased in 1964. Additional contributors included Asger Jorn, Lucebert, Maurice Wyckaert, Dan van Severen, Bob Coolen, Egbert Munks, Rudy Kousbroek, Heere Heeresma, Gerrit Kouwenaar, Hugo Raes, Jan Cremer, Jan Arends, Willy Roggerman, Rudo Durant, Walter Korun, Enno Develing, Nico Scheepmaker, and many others. As of April 2021, OCLC locates four holdings in North American institutions.

Book ID: 51293

Price: $3,500.00