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Aug 11, 2020
“BETTIE VISITS CBGB” AND “JOHN WATERS CLOSET PORTRAIT” Benefit Auction for the WPA Ends Thursday, August 13
There is still time to bid on items in the Washington Project for the Arts’ Benefit Auction on Artsy, ending on Thursday, August 13th at 6:30 PM. Of special interest are two unusual forays into portraiture by artists who participated in the WPA’s infamous Punk Art Exhibition (1978).
This mini photo portfolio was featured in the Washington Project for the Arts’ “Punk Art Exhibition” in 1978 where it was singled out for praise by Washington Post art critic Paul Richards in his review of the exhibition. A short 90 second video about this collection of “Proto-Selfies” incorporates an excerpt from a 2015 feature radio program that celebrated the portfolio as a “Super-Book.”
This “Closet Portrait” is a prime work by pioneering performance artist Neke Carson, who is associated with both Fluxus Art and Conceptual Art. A Carson retrospective exhibition in 2019 was favorably reviewed in both Artforum and Art In America.