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Destroy All Monsters
Geisha This  1997
Paperback, 28 x 22cm
Third edition of 2000
Book Beat Gallery, New York

This book is a compilation of the first six issues of Destroy All Monsters magazine (1975-1979). This work is from the third revised edition of 2000.

Condition: Excellent, as new. Mint copy in florescent hot pink cover designed by Niagara.

'Geisha This' combines images from the DAM collage trash-art magazine published 1975-1979, along with rare photos and other artworks by DAM. The 3rd revised edition has a cover printed in silver metallic ink on florescent hot pink covers. The Destroy All Monsters collective are the artists Mike Kelley, Jim Shaw, Cary Loren and Niagara.

With inserts, poster, interviews, news-clippings and an original clear plastic unreleased flexi record, this is the definitive DAM document. Hundreds of photos are gathered in this one volume along with band histories (DAM liner notes, notes on the history of DAM magazine, discography, flyers, lyrics, text of DAM interviews itself, record reviews, artwork from the 1970s era DAM and unpublished material. Each book contains one original hand-made psychedelic splatter painting. A total of three editions of “Geisha This” were made. Each edition cover was printed in different colors, collated by hand in a different sequence with different and altered content, similar to the DAM magazines made in the 1970s.

Destroy All Monsters started out as an anti-rock band: four midwestern art students - Jim Shaw, Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, and Niagara - with a mission to subvert the airwaves. Between 1975 and 1979, they produced six issues of DAM Magazine, a barrage of Kelley's perverse cartoons, Shaw and Loren's wild Xeroxed collages, and shots of the band; Niagara did a lot of the cover designs, and everything was crudely printed on cheap paper. "The images that drove us were the strange combinations of film noir, monster movies, psychedelia, thrift-shop values, and the relentless anarchy of an over-stimulated pop culture", recalls Cary Loren. This compilation is the definitive DAM document: hundreds of drawings, photos, Xeroxed artwork, reviews, profiles, and personal manifestos - plus a flexi-record bound into the book.

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