Coleen Fitzgibbon, “Landlord Extortion” Flyer, 1979 – 1980


Coleen Fitzgibbon, Real Estate Show Poster, New Year’s Eve 1979/ 1980. Photocopy, 11″ x 8 1/2″.


Coleen Fitzgibbon, Real Estate Show, poster

COLAB broke new ground when on New Years eve 1980 artists associated with the group illegally occupied a city-owned building on Delancey Street and mounted  The Real Estate Show, an exhibition about housing and real estate exploitation.  The guerrilla exhibition  was the catalyst for the birth of the art space ABC No Rio when following a confrontation, a city agency in a spirit of compromise gave the artists control of nearby 156 Rivington Street.


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Coleen FitzGibbon Collaborative Projects Inc (COLAB) Flyers Political Real Estate Show


Collecting COLAB: Ephemera, Photography & Multiples, 1978–1985

COLAB’s ever-changing nexus of thirty to sixty artists included many who later achieved individual fame, but the group’s real contribution was the philosophy of creative engagement it advanced through collective, do-it-yourself actions.