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Bulletspace/Your House Is Mine, N.Y., NY

1989 / 1991 Bulletspace, 19.5' x 24.5', 16 pounds, 40 pages, 11 double-sided, 29 posters on Mohawk vellum paper, editioned and signed by each contributing artist, silkscreen, lithograph, spray-paint, collage, two vellum end sheets, wood covers cased in lead, with a bolt binding.

An edition of 150.

The book stands alone as a veritable history of the 1980's and 90's Lower East Side activist art movement centering on housing, economic, healthcare, gay and lesbian and other civil rights. But it also is a document of an impressive and provocative public art project featuring some of the most well known artists of that movement and the American art world of that time. Each of the 29 posters was printed in an edition of approximately 300, half formed the book and the others were posted in the neighborhood. These posters catalyzed and sometimes escalated the intensity of the dialog around the ongoing issues of gentrification, conservation, urban development and social justice that is the bedrock of the Lower East Side experience. And beyond that culturally the posters represent another 20th Century movement where artists combined innovative materials, design and aesthetics with radical and populist politics that had a great impact on the art world of New York and beyond

"This project is a collection of images and texts, defining and expressing the broad and essential issue of housing on the Lower East Side, and is a statement of the underlying force of 'art as a means of resistance'. It is both a documentation and expression of social/political issues in our neighborhood, and on a larger scale to symbolize similar conflicts in other parts of the world."

It has been part of various exhibitions including: The New Museum, NYC and Exit Art, NYC.

Organized by: Andrew Castrucci
Edited by: Nadia Coen

Printed at:
Bullet Space (an anarchist squatter community since 1982.)
The Lower East Side Workshop
Black Cat Printshop
Cooper Union
Brandywine Workshop

Funded by:
Art Matters, Artist Space, Northstar Fund, Andy Warhol Foundation

Writing by:
Miguel Algarin
Chris Burden
Yolanda Crespo
Paul Castrucci
Betzaida Concepcion
Nadia Coen
Anton Von Dalen
Allen Ginsberg
Eduardo Galleano
David Hammons
Adam Purple
Public Enemy
Sabrina Jones
Red Rodriguez
Sebastian Schroeder
Seth Tobocman
Walter Sipser
Bruce Witsiepe
Will Sales
Krystof Wodiczko
David Wojnarowicz
and many others.

29 Signed Posters by:
Paul Castrucci
John Fekner
Stash Two
Tom McGliynn & Emily Carter
Day Gleeson & Dennis Tomas
Nadia Coen
Anton Von Dalen
Juan Sanchez
Martin Wong
Miguel Pinero/Andrew Castrucci
Betzaida Concepcion
Seth Tobocman
Sabrina Jones
Red Rodriguez
Marguerite Van Cooke/James Romberger
Neighborhood News
David Wojnarowicz
Lee Quinones/Eduardo Galleano
Lady Pink
Sebastian Schroeder
Missing Fondation
Walter Sipser
Bruce Witsiepe
Will Sales
Vincent Galgliostro/Avram Finkelstein
Eric Drooker

In the collections of:
Brooklyn Museum, NY
Cooper-Hewitt, NYC
Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Getty Institue, LA
Gutenberg Bibliotek, Germany
Herzon Museum, Germany
Mainz Bibliotek, Germany
Museo del Commune di Milan, Italy
Offenback Bibliotek, Germany
Pesci Museum, Prato, Italy
Smith College, Northampton, MA
Spencer Collection, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Staadt Museum, Berlin
Stielich Bibliotek, Germany
University of Kansas, Lawrence
University of Wisconsin, Kohler Art Library, Madison
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Wellesley College, MA
The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC

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