Fiasco [homemade press kit / artist’s portfolio]
Los Angeles: Fiasco, 1983. Envelope, 10 x 12 in.; thirteen (13) prints, 8 1⁄2 x 11 in. Offset & oil paint. Holograph letter in the hand of Goodwin, 8 1⁄2 x 11 in. Corner-stapled packet, 3 pp, printed on rectos only. All very good to near fine. Item #5739
The press kit and fetish artists prints of Michael Goodwin, working under the name Fiasco, who at the time was also staging the first gay safe sex parties.
This envelope sent by Michael Goodwin to friend Jim Gilman served as a sort of press kit and portfolio of his work at a Los Angeles show
he exhibited at in 1983 with Tom of Finland, The Hun, and others. The blue envelope has “Fiasco” painted in white across and includes thirteen drawings, a promotional flyer, press release, business card, and handwritten letter. Goodwin, who signed the work “Fiasco,” describes it as “cosmic spiritual erotic art.” Contemporaneously with the time he worked under the name “Fiasco,” Goodwin was hosting one of the first gay safe sex parties during the early years of the AIDS crisis.
A superb collection of work by a largely unknown gay artist who fetishized giants and hosted safe sex parties.