2a. Mission Statement:
To bring to the eye what only the mind can see.
2c. Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History.:
Smegma the Magazine was published in New York City between 1978 and 1981 and is included in the library of the Museum of Modern Art.
As the punk music scene exploded, this New York City publication burst onto the local art world seeming to express the same creative, anarchic, playful energy in print. While it certainly would be listed among the very first montage-style punkzines, it’s creativity, innovation and scope went far beyond the others - with original artwork contributions including original drawings by Tuli Kupferberg (of the Fugs), a Lance Loud (star of first reality tv show "An American Family") interview, poetry, and works by now famous correspondence artists Buster Cleveland, John Evans, E.F.Higgins III, Ray Johnson, G. A. Cavellini, and many, many others.
The third issue included a 2-sided flexidisc recording, an audio montage called "Hot Dog, You Bet!", which was voted as a favorite in November 1980 by music critic Lester Bangs in the Village Voice Pazz & Jop poll. The first issue was printed in a limited edition of only 500.
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