this thing was from about 1985. the inspiration was an ad that designer jim christie did for the rocket for a sleazy little seattle zine called city pages.
the dance step idea goes waaaay back, and i used it on the back of an lp cover i did back in 1980, so it was not new for me either.
the guy who "curated" my show at ps1 seemed to think i stole the idea from andy warhol (how ny of him). so, he "hung" these posters on a 1 foot tall elevated platform sitting on the floor - JUST LIKE A DANCE STEP CHART! (choke). i just figgered 'whatever' and let him have his fun. i warned him that people would trip over it or walk on it down on the floor (that's when he decided to put it on a pedestal just off the floor).
anyway, the gallery just informed me that (of course) somebody stomped all over the posters. DUH! it's now covered with dirty footprints. the sad part for me was that the guard on duty during the 'vandalism' (a young kid doing summer minimum pay work) got reprimanded and almost fired - like it was her fault it was hung stupid. man, we did everything but put a "walk on me" sign on it. no reason to take it out on the guard.
anyway, i digress. it was cut into threes because it cost so much to pay the guy to hang them (and you HAD to use him because he had a monopoly on all the poster space in town. it's a long story). it was just cheaper to hang it as three different little ones. it was also available to those who had the space as one big uncut version.
i just want to point out that i have absolutely no say-so in dave's label. we collaborate on what we collaborate on and that's it. it's his label. also, i want to point out that dave has worked with dozens and dozens of diffferent artists than me. he's even one of the guys who first started hiring coop (in fact coop did his very first 'hotrod mosnter' for dave's gearbox release. coop didn't even know who ed roth was and dave had to send him a bunch of stuff to look at so he could figure out what a hotrod monster even was. funny, huh?)
anyway, amy, i LOVE your work. it makes me wish i could still do stuff like that, but nobody will buy off on this look with me anymore. they all seem to want naked chicks and flames or some such crap, and get dissapointed when i submit something that looks like this. i've got piles of rejected designs that have this feel. i save them because i love them so much. it's my very favorite style i've ever worked in. i wish i could still.
well, by that standard, a big chunk of my work is not "estrus" stuff, even though it's for famous events you all think is estrus. dave was very picky about what he'd sponsor. for instance, none of the crockshock shows were estruus events.