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March 4, 2019 , 12:54 PM
American musician and visual artist Alan Vega was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1938. Best known as the frontman of the electronic group Suicide, Vega's practice also included drawing, sculpture, and painting. In 1977, Vega edited the 13th issue of the influential magazine Art Rite, in which he used appropriated imagery of dark Americana to explore his obsessions--ranging from horse racing, to punk rock, to Elvis Presley. In collaboration with Alan Vega's estate Richardson has produced a design from the Art Rite Issue 13.
The Grey Organisation
The Grey Organisation was an artist collective founded in London between 1983 and 1991. The GO showed in London, New York, San Francisco and Tokyo, collaborated with Gilbert and George, Derek Jarman and Throbbing Gristle, and worked in multi mediums of painting, sculpture, film and video. Most infamously, the GO staged an "art terrorist action," vandalizing the establishment art galleries on Cork St. in central London with buckets of grey paint in protest of the galleries' lack of support for emerging artists.
Richardson has collaborated with the Grey Organisation archive for an upcoming book about the Cork St. attack, which will be available later this month.