Bulletin-périodique no. 3 (1976)
The Bazooka collective at its best
Bazooka Productions - Bulletin-périodique no. 3. French punk magazine. Content: Comics; C.kikiki est la plus jolie des planÈtes; La mangeuse de pastéques; Vacances au Chenil; Les etoiles c'est dans la poche!.
Overall condition: Very Good.
Magazine 1st Edition 1st Printing. Publisher: Bazooka Productions, Paris. Year: 1976.
Size: 31.4 x 22.2 cm. Pages: 12. Language: French. Seller inventory: #26693.
Bulletin-périodique – The Bulletin-périodique series was conceived by the Bazooka collective. Seven magazines were released between 1976 and 1978, including a double issue (5/6). Founded in the mid-70s by Kiki and Loulou Picasso, Lulu Larsen, Olivia Clavel, Bernard Vidal, Ti-5 dur and Jean Rouzaud during their studies at the Paris Fine Art School, the Bazooka group soon imposed uncompromising, cold and provoking work, - signed collectively or with numerous pseudonyms - standing as a veritable graphic counterpoint to the punk movement. Their aim was to get out of the classical galleries network, at first through self-publications (Loukhoum Breton, Activité Sexuelle Normale, Bulletin-périodique), then reaching for a wider audience working on records covers, tv titles, daily press and magazines.
Hired by Libération in 1977, they literally took over the newspaper's template. This led to problems with the historical newspaper's team and eventually to their dismissal. They returned with an independent project from the newspaper, the mythical “Un Regard Moderne” (six issues, including a 0 issue, all published in 1978). The group ceased to exist at the end of the 70s.
In the early 80s, Kiki, Loulou Picasso and Olivia Clavel published a few particularly outstanding solo works. Later Loulou devoted himself to painting, while Kiki founded Art Force Industrie, a video creation studio of which most productions invaded TV Channels.
From 2002 till 2005, Kiki and Loulou hosted the website unregardmoderne.com in which collaborators brought a graphic answer to current events. In 2011, the Bazooka group took part in the "Europunk" exhibition at the Académie de France à Rome - Villa Médicis in Rome, the MAMCO in Geneva and in 2013 at the Cité de la Musique in Paris.
Refs: https://webstore.artsfactory.net/en/70-s-80-s-publications/1497-bulletin-periodique-n3.html. Accessed January 29, 2021; Éric de Chassey (2011) Europunk la culture visuelle punk en Europe [1976-1980] (Drago, Rome) pp. 32-54, 164, 288-292.