Vancouver: Image Bank, 1974
35.5 x 35.5cm, four colour silkscreen on board. The image was created by Michael Morris and Vincent Trasov to commemorate the Decca Dance that took place in the same year. It is a landscape view of Elks Building Hollywood where the Dance took place.
The Decca Dance was held to celebration of the (fictional) 1,000,011th anniversary of Art (as decided upon by Robert Filliou) and was organised by Image Bank as well as by Lowell Darling, Willoughby Sharp, Ant Farm, General Idea and the Western Front. There was an ornate stage show,: “a parody of the Academy Awards, featured a male chorus resplendent in tuxedos and Shark Fin Bathing Caps moving in stately symmetry to the inimitable crooning of androgyne Pascal. It could be said to mark the peak of the mail art movement and for many signalled the end of it.”
This is one of 300 hand numbered in pencil copies and is stamped Image Bank on the back – the work is titled in pencil also. VG+ condition and rather beautiful.