Tunnel, Jimmy DeSana, Invitation for “Art Un-Censored,” 1987
Invitation for “Art Un-Censored” at TUNNEL, 1987. Offset print on card stock, 8.5 x 5.5 inches.
A nightclub “protest” against the decision by the Nassau County Museum of Fine Arts to “fig leaf” the genitals in Jimmy DeSana’s photographic self-portrait, Rope, part of an “East Village art” exhibition curated by Baird. After the show closed, DeSana’s photograph was brought to the Tunnel, where crowds were invited to see nightclub impresario Rudolf “remove the ugly cover-up and let beauty shine in its full splendor!”