1960s Aspen magazine collection sells for $4,200 in San Francsico

A collection of nine copies of the avant garde Aspen magazine, published in the mid to late 1960s, have sold for $4,200 at PBA Galleries.

The auction took place in San Francisco on April 10.

Aspen magazine PBA Galleries
Aspen magazine ran throughout the mid to late 1960s

Each issue consists of a box containing a variety of different materials, ranging from booklets and postcards to film reels and records.

Contributors included writers, artists and musicians including Andy Warhol, John Cage and William S Burroughs.

A letter included in the first edition set out the publication's manifesto: "In calling it a 'magazine,' we are harking back to the original meaning of the word as 'a storehouse, a cache, a ship laden with stores."

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