Venice, CA: Wet Enterprises, Inc, 1977 - 1981. First Edition. Issues include #6, 10, 14, 15, 18, 23, 25, & 31. Small folio. Various paginations. Color illustrated staplebound wrappers in uniformly very good plus condition (minor wear to extremities; light general wear). Item #20705
WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing, also known simply as WET Magazine, was created and published by Leonard Koren from 1976 through 1981, first in Venice and later in Santa Monica, California. In the 34 issues that were published, Koren’s signature creation was a tongue-in-cheek celebration of dousing oneself with water with a deadpan tone arguably undercut by Koren’s authentic interest in the subject of wetness. WET was notable for its prescient mixture of H2O culture, mild nudity, fashion, and great ads for so many trendsetting, short-lived L.A. boutiques. Contributing photographers included Eric Blum, Moshe Brakha, Guy Fery, Jim Ganzer, Brian Hagiwara, Brian Leatart, Jacques-Henri Latrigue, Dana Levy, Claude Mougin, Beverly Parker, Lisa Powers, Herb Ritts, Matthew Rolston, Raul Vega, Guy Webster, and Penny Wolin. WET also included artwork by Rip Georges, April Greiman, Matt Groening, Jim Heimann, Thomas Ingalls, Kim Jones, Jayme Odgers, Taki Ono, Futzie Nutzle, Gary Panter, Peter Shire, John Van Hamersveld, Teruhiko Yumura, and Bob Zoell.