Atlanta Art Papers

Ending the affiliation with the Atlanta Art Workers Coalition in order to gain editorial autonomy, with the March/April 1980 issue the Atlanta Art Workers Coalition Newspaper became the independent non-profit organization Atlanta Art Papers Inc. The “new” publication, Atlanta Art Papers, continued the editorial mission of Dan Talley and Laura Lieberman, focusing throughout volume four on an international art dialogue within a local and regional framework. Memorable interview subjects include William Wegman, Kenneth Anger, and Cecile Abish (see photo), whose work was included in an issue on an ambitious program of site-specific sculpture at the Arts Festival of Atlanta and subsequent discussions of critical issues in sculpture. Continuing was a series of articles begun the previous year on avant-garde music by Dick Robinson, while originating in this volume were the first reviews by New Orleans Contributing Editor D. Eric Bookhardt, the magazine’s longest serving writer. Of particular interest was a two-page published proposal for an environmental project by noted artist team Helen and Newton Harrison.