SEX SELLS

Screw You looks back at 
the underground press in NY

In the late ’60s and early ’70s, publishers of pornography in New York teamed up with highbrow artists and writers to dodge the censors. The result: a range of tabloids and magazines featuring the scandalous work of well-known artists such as Andy Warhol, Dan Graham, John Chamberlain, Carolee Schneemann, Yoko Ono, and John Lennon. Screw You, a new exhibit at Susan Inglett Gallery, is a fond look back on those unique collaborations. Curated by David Platzker, a dealer of rare ephemera, the show takes its name from the magazine that started it all—porn king Al Goldstein’s tabloid Screw: The Sex Review—and includes publications such as the New York Review of Sex and Politics and Kusama Presents an Orgy, a soft-core porn and art periodical edited by the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. And speaking of Kusama, her sure-to-be-zany retrospective at the Whitney (945 Madison Avenue, 212-570-3600) opens July 12.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m. Starts: June 1. Continues through July 27, 2012

 
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