Best known for his incredible Garden of Eden, an “eARThWORK” which he began creating in 1975 in a vacant, garbage-filled lot between Forsyth and Eldridge Streets,
The artists’ group Colab (aka Collaborative Projects) formed in 1978, coming together as a large meeting of artists and continuing as a project-oriented grant-getting group.
The occupation and exposition imposes a complex human system where previously there was no system — or only the system of waste and disuse that characterizes the profit system in real estate.
Sarah Ferguson East Village bohemians lost an elder statesman with the death on Aug. 27 of noted artist and author Yuri Kapralov. He had a stroke after being ill for some time with liver disease. He was 73. A Russian immigrant who came to New York as a refugee of World War II, Kapralov was […]
Yuri Kapralov Frozen Stiff During Summer Heat Wave (One version of an introduction) Oh boy, it’s now ninety-six degrees and still rising. Not a single leaf moves above us, not one pigeon, not one squirrel. The dogs lie ominously quiet, perhaps they are already boiled. Even the concrete of our chess tables is hot. The […]
Susan Simensky-Bietela I was living on East 2nd and Avenue B on the 5th floor of a walk-up tenement (a building which collapsed not long after I left). Our rent was $60 a month. The bathtub was in the kitchen. It was a step up from our previous apartment, where the filthy toilet was down […]
Alan W. Moore ABC No Rio Dinero is in large measure a conventional victory story. A militant polemic and direct action are rewarded with an accommodation by power, then the fun begins. In truth, ABC No Rio was an accident, an infamous fortuity born of a combination of autonomous artistic enterprise and the political calculations […]
Alan W. Moore with the artists of the Real Estate Show The Real Estate Show, opened New Year’s Eve January 31, 1979, was an unpermitted art show in an empty building on Delancey Street owned by the City of New York. Almost immediately the show was discovered, and the building locked up again. Later the […]