The Radical Poster Art of the Living Theatre

The Radical Poster Art of the Living Theatre

Saturday, Sep 08, 2018 - Friday, Sep 14, 2018

Boo-Hooray Summer Rental
649 Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954

A bastion of counter-culture thought and avant-garde theater since 1947, the consistently adventurous graphic design of the Living Theatre is mind-blowing unto itself. Ranging from performance flyers for John Cage, Kenneth Anger, Cecil Taylor, Allen Ginsberg and a post-war counter-culture who’s who, to the stunning show posters for original Living Theatre productions like Frankenstein, The Money Tower, Paradise Now and Ubu Roi, the posters in this show range from the early 1950’s through the 1970’s and showcase printing techniques ranging from stencil to letterpress to silkscreen to lithograph.

BOO-HOORAY exhibits both at home in New York City as well as internationally. We also stage collaborative exhibitions with the Hayward Gallery and Rough Trade in London, Tsutaya Daikanyama, Hysteric Glamour, and United Arrows in Tokyo, Galleri Operatingplace in Stockholm, Colette in Paris, PopMontreal in Montreal, Mishka Los Angeles, Printed Matter at both MOCA/LA and PS1/NYC, and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, the New York Public Library, the Grolier Club, and Milk Gallery in New York.

Boo-Hooray exhibitions have included shows featuring Larry Clark, The Velvet Underground, Ray Johnson, Afrika Bambaataa, Jonas Mekas, Ed Sanders, Linder Sterling and Jon Savage, Spencer Sweeney, Houston Rap, private press vinyl, Wallace Berman, anarcho-punk group Crass, Jason Polan, Jack Smith, cult-filmmaker Ed Wood, and Situationist Times editor Jacqueline de Jong.

The exhibitions are drawn from cultural archives that Boo-Hooray excavates, organizes, and places in institutions such as Columbia University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Cornell University’s Division of Rare Manuscript Collections, Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library.