April 23, 2021
Book Launch and Signing at Karma Bookstore
May 1, 2021, 4-6 pm EST
Gordon Robichaux and Karma present a book launch and signing at Karma Bookstore –
136 East 3rd Street, New York City, Saturday, May 1, 2021, 4-6 pm.
This clothbound volume appraises the formative years, from 1982 to 1988, of legendary performer, painter, designer, puppeteer and muse Tabboo!’s career. The book displays historical ephemera—including homemade flyers for performances at iconic clubs—along with the artist’s paintings. Additionally, an essay on the “Glamorous Life” by Jarrett Earnest explicates the thematic concerns of the catalog. In a 1995 interview with Linda Simpson about his early work, he observed: “the subject matter was drag, glamour, ladies’ shoes, lingerie, hairdos, vinyl—same as now.” Tabboo!: 1982–1988 underscores the joy of creating and living,