WET, "The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing and Beyond," was founded by Leonard Koren in Venice, CA and ran for 34 issues from 1976-1981. It became renowned for its unusual mix of design, fashion, art, nudity and the emerging wholistic health trends of the 1970s. While it was influential in fashion and design, it did regularly feature articles and information related to baths and bathing, saunas, showering and other manner of personal and public hydro culture. It also featured inspired ads for new and trendsetting LA brands and boutiques such as Peter Shire, The Soap Plant and others.
This March/April 1981 issue features articles on the new architecture of Venice, Helmut Newton photos and interview, a gallery of NY and LA noses, The China Club, Mark Alan Stamaty, Steely Dan, XTC and more. Scarce. Item #1133.
Condition: Very Good-, light edgewear and some scuffing to covers; light corner crease to front cover at top right cover; 1/4" closed tear to front cover at middle top; centerfold page loose from staples; interior pages clean and bright.