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Mail Art History: The '70's and '80's...


The covers of all issues, except Numbers 6 and 7, parody LIFE magazine’s look, with VILE in white letters in a red block in the upper left-hand corner of a B&W photo. No. 8 has the added script: "about" afixed to the logo. All pages are B&W.

In order of publication:

#1: VILE Vol. 1 No. 1 - Valentine's Edition, with cover photo of Monty Cazazza. Dated February 14, 1985, but was published in January, 1974! (Thought this very dada at the time). Edited and produced by Anna Banana. Format: 8.5 x 11", 56 pages, instant printing with black & red wrap-around cover, Velo binding, edition of 200.
Available as part of the complete set of seven for $1,750.00* (2 sets left).

#2: VILE Vol. 1 No. 4 - with cover photo of naked, hanged man by Jimmy DeSana. Published and dated September 1974. Edited & produced by Anna Banana. Format: 8.5 x 11", 48 pages instant print, stapled, edition of 200.
$250.00* (2 copies left).

#3: VILE Vol. 3 No. 1 - Christmas Special with cover photo of man parting the bum-flap on a woman's long-johns. Published and dated December 1975. Edited and produced by Anna Banana with financial assistance from the Coordinating Council for Literary Magazines (CCLM). Format: 8.375 x 11", 66 pages, saddle stitched, edition of 1000.
$250.00* (6 copies left).

#4: VILE No. 2/3 - DADA shave cover (above), International Double Issue. Inside it is listed as Vol. 1 No. 2, Vol. 2 No. 1 (AKA Nos. 2 & 3). Published and dated Summer 1976, with cover photo of Gaglione's chest, with DADA shave, and 1/2 of Anna Banana's face. Editor: Bill Gaglione, Associate Editor/Publsher: Anna Banana. Format: 8.5 x 11", 104 pages perfect bound, edition of 1000.
$175.00* (30 copies left).

#5: VILE Vol. 3 No. 2 - Vile International with cover photo of Cavellini writing on nude male (above). Published and dated Summer 1977. Editor and producer: Anna Banana. Format: 8.5 x 11", 98 pages perfect bound, edition of 1000.
$150.00* (20 copies left).


#6: VILE No. 6 - Fe-Mail-Art Issue with drawing on cover in pink & black (above). Published and dated Summer 1978 Editor: Bill Gaglione. Associate Editor/Publisher: Anna Banana. Published with financial assistance from the CCLM. Format: 7 x 10", 107 pages photo offset, perfect bound, edition of 800.
$200.00* (3 copies left). $125.00* "shop-worn" 2 copies available), plus shipping.

#7: VILE No. 7 - STAMPART with black wrap-around cover and rubber stamp glued on. Published and dated Winter 1979. Editor: Bill Gaglione. Associate Publisher: Anna Banana. Format: 6.625 x 9.5". assembling of 93 pages bound with metal clasp through two punched holes, edition of 300 copies.
Out of Print

#8: About VILE with anonymous cover photo of a man's face with agricultural fork through it. Copyright 1983, and published with assistance from Canada Council. Gives a history of VILE Magazine, a summary of Anna Banana's events in San Francisco, and of Futurist Sound, her and Gaglione's 1978 European Tour. Editor/publisher: Anna Banana. Format: 8.5 x 11" format, 106 pages perfect bound. Edition of 1000 copies.

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