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First issue1973 (1973)
Final issue1978 (1978)
CountryNew York City, New York U.S.
Art-Rite magazine cover by Alan Suicide for issue no. 13, 1977

Art-Rite was a cheaply produced newsprint art magazine that was published from 1973 to 1978.[1] Located in downtown New York City, it was distributed freely there. Its editors were Mike (Walter) Robinson, Edit DeAk, and Joshua Cohn. Cohn dropped out of Art-Rite relatively early.[1]


DeAk, Robinson, and Cohn met in 1972 in an art criticism class taught by Brian O'Doherty at Barnard College in New York.[2] Based on this experience, the magazine took an agglomerative ground-level view of the art world. The editors often wrote anonymously, reflecting a collaborative process. Indeed, Art-Rite had a collaborative relationship with the art world (particularly with its own generation) and had a close relationship with the post-minimal and post-conceptual downtown art community that was in the process of moving away from formalism and towards an art of appropriation.[1][3]

The magazine ceased publication in 1978.[4]


The magazine was famous for its covers, made by such artists as Alan Suicide, Carl Andre, Dorothea Rockburne, William Wegman, Christo, Vito Acconci, Pat Steir, Joseph Beuys, Judy Rifka, Robert Ryman, Rosemary Mayer, and Ed Ruscha.


  1. ^ a b c Frankel, David (Summer 2005). "On Art-Rite Magazine". 032c (Issue #9: We Are Synchro Time). pp. 77–82. Archived from the original on 20 March 2012.
  2. ^ Bui, Phong (5 November 2014). "In Conversation: Walter Robinson with Phong Bui". The Brooklyn Rail.
  3. ^ Frankel, David (January 2003). "The Rite Stuff: Art-Rite". Artforum. closed access
  4. ^ Grimes, William (22 June 2017). "Edit DeAk, a Champion of Outsider Artists, Dies at 68". The New York Times.

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