In the mid 80s, while working at various magazines like Vogue, Vanity Fair and Paper, I also designed and printed t-shirts for my company, RePop. I’ve recently stumbled upon several vintage shots that feature those shirts. Straight To Hell: The Manhattan Review of Unnatural Acts was a little ‘zine edited by my friend Victor Weaver. I produced a show for STH at The Pyramid which each week featured many luminaries of the day; John Waters, Kenneth Anger, Quentin Crisp, Taylor Mead, Jackie Curtis, etc. I made shirts with the logo, which are now sort of collectible. Later, I did another show, Bad Boy after Victor and I had a falling out. The title of the show came from an Eric Fischl painting that had I had just included in a layout at Vanity Fair. Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato would DJ those monthly parties at Danceteria which featured naked go-go dancers from the Times Square theater The Gaiety (where Madonna later shot scenes from her book Sex.) Anyway, those days are long gone but I love the fact that these shirts in a small way, immortalize that time.
(Top, Angeleyne, Nina Hagen and Cassandra Peterson (Elvira); Andy Warhol, Unidentified Man, gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Tseng Kwong Chi photo of Keith Haring, Bad Boy, Bordeaux France, 1985; Eric Fischl, Bad Boy, 1981)