L.A.'s Royal/T gallery will be transported to the East Village of the early '80s this weekend when Kenny Scharf and Ann Magnuson's "East Village West" opens on Saturday. The show, curated by Scharf and Magnuson (who penned PAPER's long-running column "L.A. Woman) will features pieces by village art stars of the '70s and '80s including Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Tseng Kwong Chi, John Sex, Kitty Brophy, Bruno Schmidt, and Frank Holliday as well as Scharf and Magnuson among others. If you're in L.A., stop by the reception from 8 p.m.-11 p.m., which promises to "feature scandalous acts of live art and scintillating performances" by Prince Poppycock, drag king Mo B. Dick as John Sex, Stacy Dawson Stearns and the Psych-Out Dada Go-Go Dancers. There will also be never-before-seen video from much-loved St. Marks Place nightclub Club 57, where many of the artists included in the show used to hang out. Better yet, the evening includes "sizzling new wave makeovers" from MAC featuring "electric airbrushing and credit card blush." Shave half your head, pile on some black eyeliner and head on over.
A Sneak Peek at Ann Magnuson and Kenny Scharf's "East Village West" at Royal/T