AboutNovember 26, 2021 2023-12-01 21:29
BANGER, UNUTTERABLE &
in 1978 he curates the first punk no wave art exhibition in New York, with Joey Ramone, Debbie Harry, as the lead artists. A mixed media event he showcased artists of various mediums from Fashion, Music, Painting, Sculpture, Video, and Installation. Art critics consider the show just one more rock party. Intransigent and fiery, he can hardly stand the stuffy art world, still and serene. a year later confronting an art critic on the state of the art world he was snubbed. He then severs two of his fingers from his left hand at the reception desk at the art critics newspaper office. And while his accomplices achieve their famous careers, Banger continues his instinctive vehemence that borders to orgies of expressionist lack of restraint.
Too much in advance, he tries in 1980 to liven up the conceptually quiet world of Soho galleries. He co-curates a group show that breaks the cherry of Jean Michel Basquiat, showing his work for the first time in a gallery.
by Charles Dreyfus, Paris, 1998
The Artist’s Angry Message
There’s a guy here called Buzzy,” Marzonati said. “He was great. He picked up the fingers right away — they were the fourth and fifth fingers of his left hand — and wrapped them in ice and put them in the icebox. Then he called the cops. We hoped the doctors could sew them back.