np: np, 1971. Two color screenprint on acetate, framed against black in teal frame. Work 18 x 18 in., frame 21 1/4 x 21 1/4 in. Very good condition, creased from being stored folded. Item #5280
Original screenprint test print on acetate created by Todd Trexler advertising the Cockettes production Pearl Over Shanghai at the Palace Theatre in San Fransisco, August 13 & 14, 1971.
Pearl Over Shanghai was one of the Cockette’s first and most iconic stage productions, performed often during their weekly Nocturnal Dream Shows. Trailblazers of drag, performance art, kitsch, midnight movie culture, and their own particular brand of queer hippy psychedelia, the Cockettes performed from
1969-1971 regularly. This poster typifies the Cockette’s visual style, incorporating elements of traditional Chinese design with
bright, bold colors.