Baird Jones, Two Nightclub Events Honoring Yippie Pie Man, Cards, 1990


Lot includes two invitations.

Invitation to witness “Pie Assassin” Aron Kay at Le Surf Club, 1990. Print on paper, 5 1/2″ x 2 3/4″.

Invitation to party in honor of Aron Kay at the Cheyenne Social Club, 1990. Print on paper, 5 1/2″ x 3″.

Aron “Pie Man” Kay, a member of the Yippies, made his name in the 1970s by lobbing pastry at conservative figures like William F. Buckley, Phyllis Schlafly, Roy Cohn, and G. Gordon Liddy, as well as local celebrities Andy Warhol and Steve Rubell.


An announcement for a 1990 party reports the Pie Man’s “coming out of retirement to ‘pie’ Donald Trump!” The event also featured Danny the Wonder Pony, known for giving clubbers rides in the saddle strapped to his back.


For another party that year, Baird recruited Kay to pie Surf Club proprietor George Beavers.


Baird Jones Baird Jones Parties Personalities/Performers


The Anomalous Baird Jones (1955–2008)

Few people personify the free-wheeling, polymorphous spirit of fin-de-siècle downtown New York as well as the idiosyncratic curator, club party promoter, photographer, author, and celebrity gossip Baird Jones.