“Landlords Do Not Supply Adequate Services and Maintenance,” Real Estate Show poster/circular, 1980; design by Robin Winters; Xerox print from Todd’s Copy Shop, 8 ½ x 11 in.
The Real Estate Show was an important catalyst for art activity in the 1980s. Robin Winters originally made this piece in the late-1970s when he appropriated and then enlarged with distortions a small hand-lettered sign that he found posted in the neighborhood. For the Real Estate Show he photo copied the piece and distributed it as a poster circular. Like many downtown artists in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Winters made his Xerox prints at Todd’s Copy Shop on Mott Street run by the artist Todd Jurgenson.