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Thoughts, fears, and fantasies and the day-to-day realities of Crumb family life. Kominsky and Crumb met in 1972. Together, they have created a joint portrait of their lives, from the underground days of the Bay Area in the 70s to life in the south of France, where they moved permanently in 1991.

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Out of the late 70’s early southern California punk rock scene came the art of Raymond Pettibon. An artjourney at began with creating posters and album art and landed in galleries, museums and the homes of major art collectors. Pettibon’s comic-like drawings are full of disturbing, ironic or ambiguous text that sometimes gets violent and anti-authoritarian.

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I visited the New Museum in the Lower East Side on December 27, 2016 to see the Pipilotti Rist show Pixel Forest and then to Time Square’s Midnight Moment program in January to see Open My Glade (Flatten).

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The Dead C from Dunedin, New Zealand arrived in Brooklyn to perform at the First Unitarian Church on 10/20/2016.

Members:
Bruce Russell – Guitar
Michael Morley – Guitar / Vocals (Wreck Small Speakers On Expensive Stereos)
Robbie Yeats – Drums (Could not make it due to visa troubles)

 

 

I took a day visiting Long Island City to see Alanna Heiss, FORTY features the works of over 40 artists who participated in the 1970s alternative art spaces movement. Here is some of what I saw.

FORTY features work by Cecile Abish, Laurie Anderson, Carl Andre, Richard Artschwager, John Baldessari, Jennifer Bartlett, Lynda Benglis, James Bishop, Daniel Buren, Colette, Ron Gorchov, Dan Graham, Robert Grosvenor, Marcia Hafif, David Hammons, Jene Highstein, Nancy Holt, Bill Jensen, Richard “Dickie” Landry, Barry Le Va, Sol LeWitt, Gordon Matta-Clark, John McCracken, Mary Miss, Max Neuhaus, Richard Nonas, Brian O’Doherty, Dennis Oppenheim, Nam June Paik, Howardena Pindell, Robert Ryman, Alan Saret, Joel Shapiro, Judith Shea, Charles Simonds, Keith Sonnier, Pat Steir, Michelle Stuart, Lawrence Weiner, Doug Wheeler, Jackie Winsor, and Robert Yasuda.

Some are pictured above plus Vito Acconci.

Jaap Blonk touring the USA to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Dada brought his voice to Trans-Pecos in Ridgewood and collaborated with Gil Kuno, Elliott Sharp and Ches Smith on July 5, 2015.

Sun Ra Akestra directed by Marshall Allen (92 years old) came to Union Pool in Brooklyn for a free concert last June.

CURRENT MEMBERS
MARSHALL ALLEN
MICHAEL RAY
FRED ADAMS
KNOEL SCOTT
VINCENT CHANCEY
CECIL BROOKS
DANNY RAY THOMPSON
ABSHALOM BEN SHLOMO
REY SCOTT
DAVE DAVIS
ELSON NASCIMENTO
CRAIG HOLIDAY HAYNES
D. HOTEP
YAHYA ABDUL-MAJID
KASH KILLION
BILL DAVIS
TYLER MITCHELL
JUINI BOOTH
FARID ABDUL-BARI BARRON
JAMES STEWART
CRAIG HARRIS
WAYNE ANTHONY SMITH JR.
TARA MIDDLETON
ATAKATUNE (STANLEY MORGAN)