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Le Dernier Cri: Vomir Des Yeux


Cinders Gallery
28 Marcy Avenue, 718-388-2311
November 20 - December 19, 2009
Reception: Friday, November 20, 7 - 10 PM
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Le Dernier Cri (The Last Cry), hail from Marseilles, France, where for the past 16 years they have been producing legendary volumes of painstakingly handmade, beautiful, vibrant and violent monograph prints, books, and videos featuring some of the most irreverent underground artists in the world. Operating out of an abandoned maternity hospital, French artists Pakito Bolino and Caroline Sury have created a truly inspirational self-publishing monster with an extremely prolific output of hundreds of books and posters, all hand silk-screened in small print runs of around 150, all under the radar of both the book and art worlds.

Vomir Des Yeux appropriately translates to Puking Eyeballs and their extreme combination of loud colors, offensive imagery, scruffy line work, and a vehemently uncommercial attitude may invoke your eyeballs to pop out of your skull, just as it has provoked several customs borders to ban their works, confiscate their books and in Switzerland actually burn them. Stemming from a long tradition of satirical underground publishing in France, LDC grew out of the early 80s punk scene armed with rebellion and an adventurous spirit to experiment and push the boundaries of style, taste, and function.

This exhibition will include prints by Pakito Bolino, Caroline Sury, Mike Diana, Matt Brinkman, Ota Keiti, Leif Goldberg, Valium, Stu Mead, ATAK, Moolinex, Julien Rictus, LEO, Pigassou, Ichiba Daisuke, Emre Orhun, Fredox, Nemoto, and Ms. Bastion as well as many of their silk-screened books and mindbending animations. While having shown extensively in Europe with a recent 15 year retrospective in Paris, this marks their first ever show in NY and we are happy to have them.
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