East Village USA
East Village USA. 2004; 160 pages; paperback; 40 pages of b/w illustrations; 92 color illustrations. Twenty years ago, the New York art world was turned upside-down by the audacious energy of a handful of East Village galleries, mostly run out of modest storefronts by artists who paid a small fraction of the rents of their larger Soho counterparts.“…much of the material in this exhibition and publication is of an archival nature,” –Dan Cameron, Acknowledgments.
Contributions include: It Takes A Village by Dan Cameron, Hybrid Spaces, Polymorphous Creativity by Liza Kirwin, Buried in Plain Sight: Contemporary Responses to Writers and Writings of the East Village by Alan W. Moore, Penny Arcade on David Wojnarowicz’s In the Shadow of the American Dream (1999), Sur Rodney (SUR) on Ed Sanders’s Tale of Beatnik Glory (1975), Julie Ault on Yuri Kapralov’s Once There Was a Village (1974), Patti Astor on Miguel Algarin’s Love is Hard Work (1997), Lydia Lunch on Karen Finley’s Shock Treatment (1991), Mark Russell on the writings of Jack Smith in Wait for Me at the Bottom of the Pool (1997), Calvin Reid on Sarah Schulman’s People in Trouble (1990), Mitch Corber on Ted Berrigan’s On the Level of the Everyday (1997) and Talking in Tranquility (1991), Carlo McCormick on Tama Janowitz’s Slaves of New York (1986). Artists: Charlie Ahearn, Judith Barry, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Gretchen Bender, Ellen Berkenblit, Edo Bertoglio, Ashley Bickerton, Mike Bidlo, Sarah Charlesworth, Sue Coe, George Condo, Arch Connelly, Martha Cooper, Crash, Debby Davis, Daze, Jimmy de Sana, Jane Dickson, Ethyl Eichelberger, John Epperson, Luis Frangella, Futura 2000, Bobby G, Judy Glantzman, Nan Goldin, Rodney Alan Greenblat, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Peter Halley, Richard Hambleton, Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, Becky Howland, Peter Hujar, Kiely Jenkins, John Jesurun, John Kelly, Richard Kern, Jeff Koons, Stephen Lack, Lady Pink, Greer Lankton, Ann Magnuson, Frank Maya, Dona Ann McAdams, McDermott & McGough, Patrick McMullan, Frank Moore, Nicolas Moufarrege, Tom Murrin (AKA Alien Comic), Peter Nagy, Joseph Nechvatal, Klaus Nomi, Glenn O'Brien, Tom Otterness, Richard Prince, Lee Quinones, David Robbins, Walter Robinson, James Romberger, Tom Rubnitz, David Sandlin, Hope Sandrow, Kenny Scharf, Jim Self, Laurie Simmons, Jack Smith, Kiki Smith, Sonic Youth, Haim Steinbach, Nelson Sullivan, Philip Taaffe, Fiona Templeton, Paul Thek, Tseng Kwong Chi, Meyer Vaisman, Anton Van Dalen, Tom Warren, Ande’ Whyland, David Wojnarowicz, Martin Wong, Zephyr.
Exhibition Catalogue. 9 in. x 12 in. Funding: Penny McCall Publications Fund at the New Museum