Good News no. 1 (1970)

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Good News no. 1 (1970)

Scarce magazine from Fluxus artist Willem de Ridder and Wouter Klootwijk

Willem de Ridder & Wouter Klootwijk (Eds.) - Good News no. 1. Only one issued. Consisting almost entirely of black and white pictures of  Johan Cruijf, Mick Jagger, Nature, Jan Cremer, Che Guevara and more. With a few advertisements for records of e.g. Herb Alpert, Jose Feliciano and Heintje, a drawing and an episode of Little Nemo in Slumberland.

Condition: Frayed edges; Browning; Brown spots. Overall condition: Good.
Magazine 1st Edition 1st Printing. Publisher: Bill Daley, Amsterdam. Year: 1970.
Size: 42.8 x 30.0 cm. Pages: 32. Language: Dutch. Seller inventory: #23238.

Background information

Willem de Ridder - In 1962 Willem de Ridder (1939) founded, together with others, the Mood Engineering Society (MES) aimed at establishing a theater form in which the audience participated. He was an important artist in the Fluxus movement founded by George Maciunas. With Peter J. Muller he founded the pop magazine Beatbox and in 1965 the first Dutch underground magazine Hitweek. He was a co-editor of the underground sex magazine Suck. Willem de Ridder was instrumental in the establishment in 1968 of the Amsterdam youth centers Paradiso and Fantasio (which later became the spiritual center De Kosmos).

Ref: Patrick Bakkenes (2019) Kantelaars van de Sixties. Twaalf interviews over de erfenis van een tijdperk (In de Knipscheer, Haarlem) pp. 113-144; Harry Ruhé & Jeanette Dekeukeleire (2017) The adventures of Willem de Ridder (Cult Club Edition, Amsterdam).

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