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Apr 162019
 

ZOE LOENARD / Fierce Pussy, “List” posters, 1991
each 43,1 x 48 cm
Xeroxgraphy, stack of posters with sticker as issued
some slightly yellowed due to age
provenance: Printed Matter, New York, USA

‘During the collective’s first meeting, at Zoe Leonard’s apartment in East Village in 1991, its members adopted Robert’s Rules of Order * and produced a no-frills poster on the spot using paper, scissors, a typewriter and inserted texts in between a matrix with capitals: “I AM A …… AND PROUD!”, i.e. words like “I AM A lezzie, butch, pervert, girlfriend, bulldagger, sister, dyke AND PROUD!” were used.

This is a stack of one of the first “List” posters printed by a New York-based collective with Nancy Brooks Brody and Zoe Leonard in 1991. The latter were respectively working in the design departments at GQ and Traveller magazines in the group’s early days. During quiet moments around the office, they ran off hundreds of patchy Fierce Pussy posters on the available copy machines.’
* Robert’s Rules of Order is the most widely used manual of parliamentary procedure in the United States. It governs the meetings of a diverse range of organizations — including church groups, county commissions, homeowners associations, nonprofit associations, professional societies, school boards, and trade unions — that have adopted it as their parliamentary authority.

Ref. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58e29f65be65941eab2015d6/t/5c6f6f3c6e9a7f35d6d00c3b/1550806847204/fierce_pussy-ARTforum-February-2019.pdf