Gallery 98

ART EPHEMERA 1960s – 1990s

Semaphore, Semaphore Walkout! Artist Statement By Mike Cockrill, 1986

“Semaphore Walkout!”: 10-page stapled ‘zine, 7″ x 8 1/2″; with four-page stapled insert, 8 1/2″ x 11″.

“Break In!”: 6-page stapled ‘zine, 7″ x 8 1/2″.

Two short stories self-published by artist Mike Cockrill upon the closing of Barry Blinderman’s Semaphore Gallery. In retrospect, Cockrill’s semi-fictional diatribe is a rare marker of the end of the East Village art scene. The Fun Gallery had closed the year before, and the following year Gracie Mansion Gallery would move to SoHo.

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“Semaphore Walkout!,” front cover

“Semaphore Walkout!” back cover, with biographies of artists Cockrill and Hughes and antagonist Barry “Larry the Dealer” Blinderman

Front page of insert, featuring press clippings about Semaphore Gallery

“Break In!,” front cover

“Break In!” back cover, with ostensible summons issued to “Larry the Dealer” on behalf of Judge Hughes