Art Police

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Art Police was an art zine collectively published by a dozen Minneapolis artists, including the painter Frank Gaard. Art Police lasted from 1974-1994. It was known for a mixture of "low brow" humor and "high brow" sensibilities, with political cartoons appearing next to pictures of blowjobs.

Material from Art Police was reprinted in a 1987 edition of Semiotext(e) magazine.

Notable Zinesters who have contributed to Art Police

  • Frank Gaard
  • Andy Baird
  • Stuart Mead

Collections

Art Police is in the permanent collections of the MOMA Library (Museum of Modern Art), The Smithsonian NPG Library, The Walker Art Center, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and The Minnesota History Center.