Less Art

Less Art

was a zine started in 1986 (following the previous Issue de Secours and Stumptickler , and overlapping with The St. Sebastian record Player and Telegraph Historical Revue ) that consisted largely of found materials. There were approximately 20 issues published, though the numbering system got permanently stuck at 4.

Left: Promotional flier for Less Art #4, 1990, hand tinted photocopier

The last print edition of Less Art to date was 1994’s The Gordon Haines Issue , profiling the UCLA sculpture grad with contributions from a dozen of his fellow students. Recent versions include a CDR of music and audio art compiled and distributed in 2006, and a video version designed for cable access television broadcast.

Doug Harvey's Less Art Radio Zine began broadcasting on pirate radio KCHUNG in December 2013. His first guest was LA-based artist and experimental musician Jim Shaw.

Less Art Cover Gallery