Newspaper was a collaborative no-word picture newspaper published in the East Village between 1969 and 1971 by Steve Lawrence and Peter Hujar. It was revived in 2016 as an experiment into the potentiality of archives. Vol V No 2 is a collection of 22 artists living and dead.
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. It is an exercise of looking back in order to move forward. As particular queer images of beauty, body, consciousness, and identity have emerged in mainstream visual culture and media, damage has been done. Over time they have established themselves in most media. This will be a space for artists, living and dead, that loudly or quietly promote an investigation or redefinition of these images in order to express their own sensibility.
The Downtown Collection of the Fales Library at New York University
Centre Pompidou Library
Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
The Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago
Vol V No 1 was officially launched with a pop-up exhibit at Printed Matter, Inc. on June 16th, 2016.
and appeared at Danziger Gallery in NYC as part of the book salon for Reviver: Yale MFA Photo 2016