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Art Ephemera from the 1970s – 1990s

From the Exhibition: 40 Top Art Events of the Downtown Era: A Timeline, 1974–1992

Just Above Midtown/Downtown, Madeleine Keller & Janet Ziff, The Fine Art of Waitressing, Invitation, 1982

Offset print, 8 1/2″ x 11″, torn on top to mimic a restaurant check.

$75

“The Fine Art of Waitressing” is a multi-media presentation about waitressing that includes slides, a filmed demonstration, interviews and a fashion show of specially designed aprons by Janet Ziff and Madeleine Keller.

Keller and Ziff’s performance piece reflected growing concerns (also expressed in other works like Mierle Laderman Ukeles’s “Maintenance Art” and Martha Rosler’s “Semiotics of the Kitchen”) about the under-recognition of what was historically women’s labor.

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From the Exhibition: 40 Top Art Events of the Downtown Era: A Timeline, 1974–1992