Item #SKB-17366 Folding invitation for the opening of the first exhibition of "Punk Art" at the Washington Project of the Arts, 1978. John HOLSTROM, Ringma, Miller, Marcia, RESNICK, Hoppe, Edit DEAK.
Folding invitation for the opening of the first exhibition of "Punk Art" at the Washington Project of the Arts, 1978.
Folding invitation for the opening of the first exhibition of "Punk Art" at the Washington Project of the Arts, 1978.

Folding invitation for the opening of the first exhibition of "Punk Art" at the Washington Project of the Arts, 1978.

Washington, DC: W.P.A, 1978.

Item #SKB-17366

Features an altered image of Mona Lisa offset printed on a folded brown paper bag. Mona Lisa image by Miller, Ringma, and Hoppe, paper bag design by Alice Denney. The first "Punk Art" exhibition and the one that coined the phrase "punk art." The show featured the circle of visual artists associated with CBGB and the NYC punk scene. Some of the exhibitors were involved with bands, others created art for punk magazines and the music industry. Among those present for the opening were Edit Deak, John Holstrom, Jimmy de Sana, Steven Kramer, Alan Suicide, Miller, Ringma, and Hoppe, as well as the bands The Erasers and The Shrapnels. Laid in is an enclosure stating that for a donation of $10. you could attend the opening and also participate in punk events taking place over the next couple of months, including a screening by John Waters, and music by Johnny and the Dicks, The Urban Verbs, Rupert Chappelle, and The Slickee Boys, among others. Fine (5" x 8" unfolded). An intriguingly designed invite for a seminal show. Scarce.

Price: $375.00

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