Korekushon これくしょん [Collection] [68 magazine issues]
Gallery Gohachi ギャラリー吾八, publisher
Showa 33-59 [1958-1984]
68 staple-bound magazines approx 17 x 14.5cm of the post war Korekushon これくしょん [Collection] magazine. We are offering 68 issues published from 1958 (starting with Issue 2 /#66) -1984 (ending with 89/#148). We have Issues 2-3, 10-45, 47, 51-67, 69-73, 77-89. (Missing are Issues 4-9, 46, 48-50, 68, 74-76).
Each is a small, collectible artist’s magazine and trade catalog that showcases artist books published by Gohachi Gallery - some of the covers feature original printed (some tipped in) artwork in color or b+w. The internal pages differ from issue to issue, but may include the following: folded washi [Japanese paper] sheets that are open at the top and printed with essays on an artists in Japanese text; a glossy sales insert folded to approx 13.7 x 13.7cm that has reproduced photos of artwork (some tipped in) as well as text about the work; pages printed on glossy white paper that serve as the publisher’s catalog / price sheet with reproduced images of books, Japanese text and a small colophon. The inside covers usually have a tipped-in book print or reproduced photo with text on the artist. A number of issues have a subscription receipt 15 x 10.5cm addressed to a Mr. Tanaka Kazuo 田中一男; others have folded laid-in sheets advertising books, as well as postcards approx 14 x 10.2cm for Gohachi gallery shows in Tokyo.
Korekushon was produced by the important fine print and book dealer Gohachi 吾八 in its later incarnation as Gallery Gohachi ギャラリー吾八, whose support and publication of book artists, especially those artists of the post-War period such as Kawakami Shirō 川上四郎 (1889‐1983), Kawakami Sumio 川上澄生 (1895-1972), Takei Takeo 武井武雄 (1894-1983) and Serizawa Keisuke 芹沢銈介 (1895-1984), enabled a whole generation of Sosakau Hanga 創作版画 and Mingei 民芸 artists to reach publication. See article by Michael P. Williams, Univ of Pennsylvania, “A Collection of Korekushon,” https://repository.upenn.edu/uniqueatpenn/44/ accessed August 2, 2022.
All in very good or better condition.