Linus Coraggio, Watts Tower, Signed Woodcut Print for Benefit Auction, Rivington School, 1984


Woodcut print, with black ink on blue proofing paper, 10 ¾” x 15 ⅝”.

The massive towers constructed out of found materials by Simon Rodia in Watts, California were a major inspiration for the Rivington School’s unsanctioned outdoor sculpture.


Linus Coraggio The Rivington School Woodcut Print


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.