PRINT February 1980

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Allegiance to one kind of art or to one kind of thinking about art is inappropriate, at this time, for a serious art magazine. (At other times this has not been the case; blinders were absolutely necessary for ideas and actions to evolve and, further, for them to exist with the justice their time demanded.) Blinders would be fatal now. A magazine must learn from art if it is to be about art, and it must cross the same boundaries that modern artists have worked so hard to break down. This is not to say that it is right to ignore that which existed within the old boundaries—only that it is imperative to explore and include further frontiers. Therefore, I have no choice but to commit myself to editing a magazine which includes and considers all the best ideas, challenges, work and questions put forth by modern contemporary artists and writers on art.

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