Return of the Repressed: Destroy All Monsters 1973-1977

November 17th, 2011 by Dan Nadel

Return of the Repressed: Destroy All Monsters 1973-1977 | Exhibition & Book
Curated by Mike Kelley and Dan Nadel
Opening Nov. 19, 6-9 pm
PRISM, Los Angeles

On view: Over 150 drawings, photographs, prints, collages and paintings produced by the original members of Destroy All Monsters (Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara, and Jim Shaw) in the depths of post-hippy, pre-punk Detroit. Destroy All Monsters was unique for having produced a distinct body of multi-media work while documenting itself in the act of its own creation. The themes of the work span grotesque figuration, ecstatic pop imagism, apocalyptic play-acting, gothic dreamscapes, and full-on horror.

On the shelf: A full color, 312-page catalog. Also available is an edition of 50 books signed by Kelley, Loren, Niagara and Shaw, acompanied by a vintage 1975 double-sided mimeograph DAM print (8.5″ x 11″) stamped and signed by Niagara.

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