Politics of Passion: An Evening of Contemporary Erotic Animation at Club 57

Politics of Passion: An Evening of Contemporary Erotic Animation at Club 57

New York: Club 57, 1982. Offset on pink paper. 8 1⁄2 x 11 in. Light bumping at top edge and pinhole at bottom and top of sheet; else near fine. Item #5945

Flyer advertising “an evening of contemporary erotic animation” with work by Phyllis Bulkin, George Griffin, Robert Niosi, Susan Pitt, Richard Protovin, Alain Le Razer, and Richard Sanca, produced by Phyllis Bulkin.

Managed and booked by Ann Magnuson, Club 57 was an important early node in the East Village and downtown scene, where SVA undergrads like Keith Haring, John Sex, and Kenny Scharf, partied and performed with the wider avant-garde art and club scene. The program of erotic animation likely harmonized with the audience; Kenny Scharf once remarked that at Club 57 he would “sometimes look around and say, ‘Oh my God! I’ve had sex with everybody in this room!’”.

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