Coleen Fitzgibbon, “Landlord Extortion” Poster, 1979 – 1980
Coleen Fitzgibbon, Real Estate Show Poster, New Year’s Eve 1979/ 1980. Photocopy, 11 x 8 1/2 in.
COLAB broke new ground when on New Years eve 1980 artists associated with the group illegally occupied a city-owned building on Delancey Street and mounted The Real Estate Show, an exhibition about housing and real estate exploitation. The guerrilla exhibition was the catalyst for the birth of the art space ABC No Rio when following a confrontation, a city agency in a spirit of compromise gave the artists control of nearby 156 Rivington Street.
This item was included in the Gallery 98 online exhibition, Collecting COLAB.