Neke Carson, Bleeding Ice Skater Picks Up Momentum, Pencil on Paper, 1969

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Bleeding Ice Skater Picks up Momentum. Pencil on paper 10 x 8 in., 1969.

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Neke Carson, Bleeding Iceskater

Neke Carson, ice skates, Iceskater, bleeding, Rockafeller Center, Performance

Neke Carson getting ready to test his bleeding ice skater apparatus at Rockefeller Center for an Esquire Magazine article, 1970.  Bags of blood are kept under the arms which connect through a system of rubber tubes to a needle that is glued to the metal blade of the skate. With a hand pump the skater can pump the blood through the tubes into the needle and create a track on the ice as he or she skates along.

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The Strange World of Neke Carson: Early Works, 1970–85

This is a show filled with unusual masterpieces: psychologically-charged drawings that hint at impropriety; ephemera from guerrilla performances staged in Soho galleries without permission; the notorious rectal-realist paintings created with a paintbrush in his behind; and objects connected with ventures like Carson’s LaRocka Modeling Agency and LaRocka Nite Club (later…