Exotic Events : Times Square Show

Beth and Scott B


Edition : First / New York / Self Published / Colab Projects / June 1980 / Softcover. / VG+
52.5 x 67.5 cm. Folded single sheet. 2 colour offset on newsprint. Wear to corners and edges.

With Tom Otterness in the background. Poster format programme for Time Square Show including films and performances by Jack Smith, Nan Goldin, Alan Vega, Kenny Scharf, Jim Jarmusch, Dara Birnbaum, Charlie Ahearn, Lydia Lunch and more. TSS introduced Basquiat to the world, and included a who’s who of the downtown scene including Jenny Holzer, Fab 5 Freddy, Kenny Scharf, Keith Haring, Nan Goldin, Jim Jarmusch and around 100 others, some who were officially included, and some who just put up their work in the building. TSS is retrospectively an important event, in that it defined a model for collaboration, and kickstarted an interest in the downtown scene that appealed beyond the practicioners direct peer groups.