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Davinci Vol. 1 No. 3, 1974


Here is an image gallery of Davinci, volume 1 number 3, published at the Véhicule Art artist-run centre in Montreal in 1974 featuring work various authors and artists. It was published and edited by Allan Bealy. Click here for the issue in PDF format (2.3 mb): Da Vinci Vol 1 No 3, 1974. All contents copyright the authors, 1974. This issue features works by Keith Abbott, Michael Abbott, Suzy Lake, Tim Mancusi, Allan Shute, Stephen Bobb, Joan Thornton, Allan Bealy, Klaus Groh, Comet Nirvanno, and Frank Ferguson.

This is very much the kind of small collectively published title that would have been called a “zine” by the end of the 1970s, due to its mix of contemporary and experimental graphics, collage art, photography, and literary work.

This copy of Da Vinci was lent by Endre Farkas, a Véhicule poet, and digitized in 2015 by Archive Montreal. It is reproduced with permission of the publisher; all copyrights reserved by the authors and artists. Here are select pages from the issue:

Pop Eye, 1970  
 Montreal Free Poet No. 2, 1972

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