11th & B. Marie Martine & Philippe Bounous w/ Alan Vega, Scott Borofsky, Marty Rev, False Prophets
New York: MWF Video Club. ca 1983. VHS in sleeve measuring 7 7/8 x 4 5/8 x 1 in. Very good. Item #6111
11th and B is a video art homage to the Lower East Side of the early 1980s, set to the music of Alan Vega with Martin Rev, and the False Prophets. Several downtown celebrities make an appearance, including the Guerilla Girls and RuPaul, over a backdrop of the empty lots and graffiti that once dominated the Lower East Side landscape.
The MWF Video Club was founded in 1986 in a loft on Houston Street with the mission of making artists tapes accessible. The tape is labelled “Howie’s copy”, possibly referring to performer and arts business advisor Howard Seligman, also known as Howie Solo.