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LE GUN Nr. 5

10 GBP
Somewhere between art object and pulp fiction, LE GUN 5 is a collage of art by disparate individuals, a free wheeling visual poem punctuated with literary, profound and absurd quotes always sailing on the side of the surreal and exposing the darker recesses of its warped contributors minds, a celebration of drawing and story telling.

The latest issue is a curious amalgam of regular contributors, some famed in their fields, some infamous and some yet to be lauded over. A large body of the content is about the late great George Melly, whilst other works include the intense outsider art of Nick Blinko, artist, writer and frontman of anarcho punk/Deathrock band Rudimentary Peni. Emma Rendel, the spearhead of Swedish surrealism, provides Aquiring Success in Your Professional Career Through the Science of Personal Achievement, James Unsworth presents his Ninja Turtle Sex Museum, camp taxidermy comes from Hernan Bas, bizarre scenes from Charles Avery's imaginary Island, the macabre tableaux of Laurie Lipton, plus writing from the Hunter S. Thompson of Hartlepool, Michael Smith and his kindred spirit Richard Milward, author of Apples and Ten Storey Love Song.

164pp B/W, 4 colour sections, two colour section and special pull-our careers advice! Published in Hackney by LE GUN Publishing 2011. Printed in Holland by Lecturis on 'Cyclus' 100% recycled paper, foil-blocked front cover with flap + lay-flat binding.

'A bit like Viz if it was edited by Eighties Pop artist Raymond Pettibon’ Arena Magazine

‘Plenty of terrific material … a spattering Uzi’, The Observer

‘...a visually fantastic compilation of skillful, provocative and intelligent art’ Cool Hunting

‘Something akin to a dense freewheeling visual poem.’ BBC Collective

‘The magazine-cum-collector’s item is one of the most well produced tomes to come out of London in years...’ Flavourpill

Originally delivered to London shops in a battered purple suitcase, LE GUN is now available worldwide. Its international readership is also reflected in the thousands of submissions it receives per issue. LE GUN is available at bookshops, galleries and news stands world wide, and online at www.legun.co.uk