Latest Work: Fun Gallery… The True Story

Article posted on Wednesday, February, 6th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Inserts from “Fun Gallery… The True Story” by Patti Astor. Designed and Art Directed by Andrew Gauld and Marguerite Moloney.
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From left: Dondi, Futura 2000, Zephyr.

“All other galleries you sign their log. Here you just sign the gallery” Zephyr.


Chapter 1: Early Childhood – “The Littlest Snowflake”

Chapter 2: We Move To The Suburbs – “The Perfect Suburban Upbringing”

Chapter 3: Blast Off! The Sixties – “The Teenage Drug Years”

Chapter 4: Off to NYC – “SDS – Stop the War!”

Chapter five: “Woodstcok to Weatherman” – Revolution and LSD

Chapter Six: The War Is Over – “The Glitter Period – San Francisco”

Chapter Seven: “Every Girl Must Have Her Year Abroad” – I Go To Paris

Chapter Eight: New York City!!! – “The Big Apple – I Become A Star”

Insert from ‘FUN Gallery… The True Story’ by Patti Astor.
Left: ‘Unmade Beds’ premiere night at Deavile Film Festival (top) and Poster featurig Deborah Harry (bottom)
Right: Patti Astor with co-stars Eric and Amos at the Moet Lounge (top), Village Voice Rome article (bottom)
Title Page Chapter Nine: “Streets Of The Stars” – East Third Street and “Underground USA”

Insert from ‘FUN Gallery… The True Story’ by Patti Astor
Top left: Patti with Underground USA posters in the East Village
Bottom left: the stars of ‘Underground USA’
Top right: Patti with filmaker Gordon Stevenson
Bottom right: St Marks cinema marquee
Insert from ‘FUN Gallery… The True Story’ by Patti Astor
Top left: Patti at Dondi’s second show
Bottom left: Patti with Dondi at his show’s opening with Jean-Michel Basquiat in doorway
Right: Jane Dickson invite ’82
Title Page Chapter Ten: “Hip-Hop, You Don’t Stop” – New York / New Wave
Title Page Chapter 11: “Don’t Stop ‘Til The Break Of Dawn” – The Fun Gallery

Insert from ‘FUN Gallery… The True Story’ by Patti Astor
Left: LEE’s statement mentioning his painting tecnique, ‘Silent Thunder’
Top right: The cast of ‘Bachelorette Pad’
Bottom  right: Patti with Fab 5 Freddy

Insert from ‘FUN Gallery… The True Story’ by Patti Astor
Top left: Film Director Anita Rosenberg with ‘The Gang’: On 2, Dondi, Haze, Duro, Kano
Bottom left: Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf and Patti Astor in the Black Light Room
Right: Dondi White
Insert from ‘FUN Gallery… The True Story’ by Patti Astor
Left: ‘Midge’ (Mary-Ann Monforton) and ‘Candy Stone’ (Patti Astor) in underground film Bachelorette Pad
Right: ‘Candy Stone’ (Patti Astor) checks her messages in underground film Bachelorette Pad
Chapter 12: “If Art Is A Crime, Let God Forgive Me” – The Making Of “Wild Style”
Chapter 13: “The Most Beautiful Art Exhibit I Ever Saw” – The Second Fun

Insert from ‘FUN Gallery… The True Story’ by Patti Astor
Left: Jean-Michel Basquiat ’79
Right: Jean- Michel Basquiat’s FUN Gallery Colour Xerox Invitation, November ’82
Title Page Chapter Fourteen: Fun And Fame – “The Hottest Art Gallery In The World”

Insert from ‘FUN Gallery… The True Story’ by Patti Astor
Top Left: Patti Astor with business partner Bill Stelling ’83
Bottom Left: Newsweek article featuring ERO’s artwork “Super Fresh”
Right: Wild Style sticker from Japan tour ’83

Insert from ‘FUN Gallery… The True Story’ by Patti Astor
Left: Zephyr at his FUN Gallery opening ’84
Top Right: Dondi Artforum Ad ’83
Bottom Right: Dondi’s “Fun Gallery Crew”
Chapter Fifteen Title Page: “No Mo’ Fun” – The Closing Of The Fun Gallery
Insert from ‘FUN Gallery… The True Story’ by Patti Astor
Left: Final letter
Right: Patti Astor at the FUN Gallery Farewell ’85

 

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  1. Lexi says:

    I love vintage art and these are lovely. Thanks for sharing!

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