Traditional Manditory Customized Choking Poster, 2012


Offset poster

22.00 x 17.00 in

55.9 x 43.2 cm

Edition of 500

This work can be signed by the artist upon request.

22.00 x 17.00 in

55.9 x 43.2 cm

Edition of 500

Unframed: Sold
Framed: Sold
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    About The Work

    Kembra Pfahler formed The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black with Samoa in New York in 1990, a theatrical rock group that links a monster aesthetic to a dark feminine archetype. Named in honor of cult horror film heroine Karen Black, Pfahler's band performs amid elaborate hand constructed sets, in which she acts out transgressive physical feats. Her stage persona destroys conventional notions of female beauty—wearing a number of teased black wigs with blacked-out teeth, black stiletto boots, her body painted blue, pink, red, or yellow, Pfahler heads a team of similarly styled "Girls of Karen Black," as seen in this work–the artist’s interpretation of the choking poster mandatory for New York City restaurants.

    Courtesy of Participant Inc

    About Kembra Pfahler

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