NEW RELEASE SEPTEMBER 2010.
PETER MISSING part of a new TASCHEN book "TRESPASS- A HISTORY UNCOMMISSIONED URBAN ART" ...and STREET ART
For more info please read the"TRESPASS" official site.
INTRODUCTION BY PETER MISSING
ART MUST BE REDEFINED / IN ORDER TO STAY ALIVE /
OUR LANDSCAPES HAVE BECOME TOO TYPICAL /
IN LINE WITH THE PAST
BACK TO THE BEGINNING TO TRIBALISM
THE SIRENS BLARE INTO EACH OTHER
LISTENING TO A PAINTING
CIVILIZATION BEFORE EVERYTHING WAS GIVEN A LABEL
MATERIAL OBJECTS DON'T CHANGE ENOUGH
THEY CONVINCE OR CONDITION THE VIEWER
TO SEE SHAPES IN ONE LIGHT
EVEN A SQUARE GUITAR WOULD BE MORE INTERESTING
TAKE AN OBJECT
CLOSE DOWN YOUR THEORIES
BLOCK OUT ANY CONCEPTION
YOU HAVE OF THE WORLD
NOW - RESTRUCTURE / RECREATE
RIP PARTS AWAY / BURN DIFFERENT SECTIONS
INVISION THE SOUND / FROM ZEN TO A FRAME
LOOK DEEPER INSIDE / THE MEANING
IT'S MADE TO FOOL THE EYE / DISTORTED IN IMAGE
A NONFUNCTIONAL BEAUTY /
A DISFUNCTIONAL PAINTBRUSH
PLAYING WITH THE MIND
TERRORISM OF THE SUBCONSCIOUS /
IN A FIELD OF UNKNOWN TERRITORY
ALWAYS PROVOKING ANOTHER THOUGHT PATTERN
RUBBER INNERTUBES TURNING THE MOOD
INTO A METAL SURFACE
AIR AND LIGHT ANGLED FOR A NEW FOCUS
LIKE SOMEONE COMING BY AND TURNING THE CAMERA
LENS / WITH ALL ELEMENTS MINIMAL /
TO AVOID CONFUSION / SPIRIT OF EXPRESSION /
DRIVEN TO THE POINT.
Book title taken from Missing Foundation album "1933-Your House is Mine".
Bulletspace/Your House Is Mine, N.Y., NY
©1989 / 1991 Bulletspace, 19.5' x 24.5', 16 pounds, 40 pages, 11 double-sided, 29 posters on Mohawk vellum paper, editioned and signed by each contributing artist, silkscreen, lithograph, spray-paint, collage, two vellum end sheets, wood covers cased in lead, with a bolt binding.
An edition of 150.
The book stands alone as a veritable history of the 1980's and 90's Lower East Side activist art movement centering on housing, economic, healthcare, gay and lesbian and other civil rights. But it also is a document of an impressive and provocative public art project featuring some of the most well known artists of that movement and the American art world of that time. Each of the 29 posters was printed in an edition of approximately 300, half formed the book and the others were posted in the neighborhood. These posters catalyzed and sometimes escalated the intensity of the dialog around the ongoing issues of gentrification, conservation, urban development and social justice that is the bedrock of the Lower East Side experience. And beyond that culturally the posters represent another 20th Century movement where artists combined innovative materials, design and aesthetics with radical and populist politics that had a great impact on the art world of New York and beyond
"This project is a collection of images and texts, defining and expressing the broad and essential issue of housing on the Lower East Side, and is a statement of the underlying force of 'art as a means of resistance'. It is both a documentation and expression of social/political issues in our neighborhood, and on a larger scale to symbolize similar conflicts in other parts of the world."
It has been part of various exhibitions including: The New Museum, NYC and Exit Art, NYC.
Organized by: Andrew Castrucci
Edited by: Nadia Coen
Bullet Space (an anarchist squatter community since 1982.)
The Lower East Side Workshop
Black Cat Printshop
Art Matters, Artist Space, Northstar Fund, Andy Warhol Foundation
Anton Von Dalen
and many others.
29 Signed Posters by:
Tom McGliynn & Emily Carter
Day Gleeson & Dennis Tomas
Anton Von Dalen
Miguel Pinero/Andrew Castrucci
Marguerite Van Cooke/James Romberger
Lee Quinones/Eduardo Galleano
Vincent Galgliostro/Avram Finkelstein
Missing Foundation and Petes Missing's art In the collections of:
Brooklyn Museum, NY
Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Getty Institue, LA
Gutenberg Bibliotek, Germany
Herzon Museum, Germany
Mainz Bibliotek, Germany
Museo del Commune di Milan, Italy
Offenback Bibliotek, Germany
Pesci Museum, Prato, Italy
Smith College, Northampton, MA
Spencer Collection, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Staadt Museum, Berlin
Stielich Bibliotek, Germany
University of Kansas, Lawrence
University of Wisconsin, Kohler Art Library, Madison
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Wellesley College, MA
The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC
This book is in the Missing Foundation Koppel Fabrik Hamburg
Nomadic Design - MISSING FOUNDATION
MISSING FOUNDATION photos by Chris Egan
CLAYTON PATTERSON: FRONT DOOR BOOK
with ANGEL "LA2" ORTIZ, MARCO HELLRAISER, and TRIBY L.E.S.
Publisher: O.H.W.O.W. | Our House West of Wynwood | 3100 NW 7 Avenue | Miami | Florida 3312
The Front Door photos are a summation of everything I have ever learned. The photos are taken in front of the door at 161 Essex Street, which leads into Clayton Hats, Clayton Gallery and the Outlaw Art Museum. This also happens to be the place I live.
The front door represented two things for me: It was the Wall of Fame where I played host to many of the local graffiti writers and it was the background for many of the shots from the Hall of Fame The period represented is from 1985 to 2002. The vast majority of the photographs were of Hispanics who lived on the Lower East Side. The L.E.S. in the ’80s and into the ’90s was not the hip place it is today. For the most part, the photos were representative of people who lived in the section that outsiders considered dangerous and that was normally out of bounds for those who had no business being there." -excerpt from essay by Clayton Patterson.
Softcover, 9 x 12 inches, 160 pages, different paper stocks and more including over 100 pages of full color original photographs and 56 pages of documented oral history by those who lived it.
Wall of fame / hall of fame.
A Radical Social and Political
History of the Lower East Side
edited by Clayton Patterson, New York, 2007
Contributors: Richard Kostelanetz, Fly, Seth Tobocman,
Bill Weinberg, Emma Goldman et al
Seven Stories Press, New York
Description: This collection of writings and images documents the political history of NYC’s Lower East Side, describing the lives and struggles of the radicals, artists, and immigrants that populated and politicized one of America’s strangest and most beloved neighborhoods. Current and former residents of the neighborhood explore the social, political, and human landscape of one of America’s most storied bohemias. In over fifty chapters, Emma Goldman, Dorothy Day, Christopher Mele, John Macmillan, Jim Feast, Al Orensanz, Allan Antliff, Lynn Stewart, Thomas McEvilly, Frank Morales,and many others cover topics ranging from the early settlement houses and sweatshops to squatters, rioters, artists, activists and organizers.
Peter Missing's poem from the book "Resistance"
I WALK ALONE
A GREY SKY A WORLD THAT'S WORN
WATCH THE TREES DIE AND LOOK ABOVE
GREEN ANGELS FALLING
OUR EARTH TRAMPLED FROM STONE TO STONE
LOVE OF NATURE TOO FAR GONE
MY LAST APPLE AND GRAPES DESTROYED
I WALK ALONE
MANKIND DESTROYS DESTROYS
OUR WATER OUR AIR OUR SOIL
CAN GO NO MORE
PLANES FLYING BY WITH SMOKE EVERYWHERE
MY CONTRIBUTION TO HUMANITY
ONLY A SPECK OF DUST
THERE'S NO TURNING BACK
THE HANDS OF TIME
WE CREATED A HOLE
TO PUT US ALL AWAY
THE FOOD MAKES ME ILL
SO I STARVE AGAIN
WITH LIGHTS GOING OUT
DARKNESS CREEPS IN THE SUN GOING DOWN
PLANTED A TREE BUT IT DOES NOT GROW
SAW A BIRD DYING ON THE ROAD
IT DIED IN MY HAND
I WALK ALONE
SURROUNDED BY INVISIBLE WARS
I CANNOT SEE RADIATION OR BIO CHEMICAL
OR BOMBS DROPPING FROM THE AIR
OUR PLANET NNOW AN EMPTY VOID
ITS SPIRIT DESCENDED A TIME AGO
FOR YEARS WILL TELL IF STARTS OVER AGAIN
THE DAME WWE MADE CAN NEVER BE FIXED
WE ARE THE LAST GENERATION
TO WATCH IT ALL GO DOWN
TO HAVE FUN WE IGNORE IT ALL
AND LIVE IN A GLASS BALL
SOON TO TURN INTO FLAMES OF
YELLOW AND GOLD
MY WORDS IS ONLY A BURNT AMBER
SPRAWLED ACROSS THE LAND
I DIDN'T SURVIVE ... I WENT OUT QUICK
SO READ THIS ALL
AND FIND THE LIGHT
SEE IT NOW SPARKLING AFAR
REACH FROM THE DEPTHS TO TRY AND FLY
THE LIGHT GETS BRIGHTER INTERNAL EVOLUTION
YOU ONLY GET ONE CHANCE
THE HUMAN RACE STOPPED IN THEIR CARS
AND THE GUNS GO UP
VANISHING POLITICS TAKING THE PLANET WITH THEM
MONEY ALL OVER
MELTING INTO THE GROUND
Wolfgang Sterneck :
DER KAMPF UM DIE TRÄUME - Musik und Gesellschaft
Beiträge zu: Dada, Free Jazz, Industrial, Punk/HC , HipHop, Techno,
Ritual, Frauenmusik, Widerstandskultur, Muzak, Cyberculture, ...
336 Seiten, 2. erw. Auflage, 90 Abbild., 32,00 SFr. / 19,80 Euro.
KomistA, ISBN 3-928988-03-4.
On the Edge Performance Art at the end of millenium -C. Carr
"Like a parade, a reunion, a wake, a summit, or a coming out party, C. Carr's On Edge is an occasion. The book brings together the best of those exquisite Carr essays that have salt and peppered the Village Voice for ten years, telling the 'Real Deal' on the ever-cutting edge of what we, the 'nth' generation, refuse to let ourselves continue to call the avantgarde."--Rebecca Schneider, TDR (The Drama Review)
Deathtripping: The Cinema of Transgression (Creation Cinema Collection)
~ Jack Sargeant (Editor)
PETER MISSING AND DAUGHTER JESSICA COLANGELO appear in photo for "THE ANARCHISTS " film by CASSANDRA STARK MELE
muxic by MISSING FOUNDATION AND MENACE DEMENT
ILLUMINATED POEMS - ALLEN GINSBERG / ART BY ERIC DROOKER
Marking the fiftieth anniversary of "Howl," Illuminated Poems celebrates the collaboration of two visionaries of different generations: Allen Ginsberg, the quintessential Beat and America's best-known poet, and Eric Drooker, the New Yorker cover artist whose provocative, apocalyptic images add a new dimension and urgency to Ginsberg's poems. Illuminated Poems contains two works only available in this volume, an introduction by Ginsberg, and thirty-four poems from 1948 through the present day, including the poem "Howl" in its entirety. Perhaps the single poem that captures the anguish and aspirations of the Beat Generation, "Howl" was originally published fifty years ago and is one of the most widely read poems of the twentieth century.
SPECIAL THANK S TO ERIC AND ALLEN FOR THE MISSING FOUNDATION RESPECT IN THE INTRO