Linus Coraggio, Ray Kelly’s Van, Hand-Cut Photo, c. 1987


Color photograph with hand-made incisions, 5″ x 3 ½”. Inscribed on back. Some pieces of scrapbook paper stuck to back.

The rack on the roof of the car was hand-made by Coraggio, who also embellished the photograph by scratching radiating lines around the fire hydrant, and by cutting out the silhouette of a car and the name “No Se No.” Coraggio’s inscription dates from the time, and alludes in the third person to his determination to buy a car.

This online reproduction may appear larger than the original photograph, which measures 5″ x 3 ½”.


Art World Snapshots East Village & Lower East Side Linus Coraggio No Se No Ray Kelly The Rivington School


Linus Coraggio, Toyo Tsuchiya, and the Rivington School, 1983–95

In 1985, No Se No artists took over the empty lot on the corner of Rivington and Forsyth, transforming it into a crammed, junkyard-like Sculpture Garden that would become the Rivington School’s best-known manifestation.