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A Humorous Look At The East Village Art Scene, circa 1985.

Promotional poster for Roland Hagenberg’s book East Village ’85. Text by Carlo McCormick, in collaboration with Walter Robinson and Paul Benney. Drawings by Mark Kostabi. 

The poster was created by Limbo Gallery and Roland Hagenberg.  The poster comprises a fake Monopoly-style board game set among the galleries of the Lower East Side.

Illustrator Mark Kostabi, known for his allegiance to the Warholian axiom “good business is the best art,” is the perfect match for Carlo McCormick’s tongue-in-cheek text (written with his famously glib colleagues Walter Robinson and Paul Benny). 

The boards includes references to a number of local celebrity gallery owners and other members of the East Village Gallery and Art scene, circa 1985.