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Bi-monthly magazine of contemporary art, founded in London in 1977. Originally it was very basic (sometimes erratic) in production and had a reputation for being more radical than the established art glossies, but it became much more polished in presentation, being for a time supported by the dealer Leslie Waddington. During its early years it tended to promote abstract painting and sculpture and opposed the highly politicized stance at that time common among many critics, especially those who wrote for Studio International. In 1986 the title changed to Artscribe International. It ceased publication in 1991.

Subjects: Art.

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