Stewart Home: Neoist Manifestos & The Art Strike Papers
AK Press, 1991, Softcover, 112 pages, 20 × 16.5 cm
The Art Strike Papers is a substantial collection of material produced in response to the Art Strike 1990-93. It is made up entirely of pieces which have appeared since the publication of The Art Strike Handbook in April 1989. While Stewart Home's outrageous Neoist Manifestos are prime source material for anyone studying the post-war avant-garde, many people will read them simply for their vitality and wit. Home was the chief theoretician of the Neoist group. He introduced rampant plagiarism to the movement and was the first participant to stress the importance of the written word in the propagation of Neoism. This volume brings together a selection of long unavailable material from issues 1 to 8 of Smile magazine. As well as Home's Neoist Manifestos, there are examples of his polemical writings from the period immediately before he joined the group and just after his break with Neoism. A sample of Home's poetry is included in an appendix.