1984-2013 Institutional Smell - Francis Palazzolo

1984-2013

Alpha-Shit Stew. Cibachrome print, 24X36 inches, 1984.

The Institutional Gold article in Hype Magazine Vol. VII, includes my photo of James Lee Byars's performance art where he and six others including the art critic Tom McEviley and the Mudman performance artist Kim Jones. Together the sniffed 7 Cultural Institutions in NYC during a tropical depression as I documented the performance in 1987. This performance fits neatly into Byars's oeuvre of utopian ideals. The photograph is a breath of fresh air in the mist of the Institutional Smell Series.

Lower Eastside Anti-Helms Variety Show. Brochure Front Cover, 6" x 12,"  1990. The above film "Capitol-Shit was shot at this event

Lower Eastside Anti-Helms Variety Show. Brochure Front Cover, 6" x 12," 1990. The film below "Capitol-Shit" was performed and video-taped at this event, videographers Vincent Palazzolo & Morgan Reese. White Shit House. Color 5 min 30 1989. / Capitol Shit. Color 3 min. 1990.


For Such A Beautiful Place It's A Stinking Mess. Feces on canvas sealed with clear acrylic, 24" x 36," 1992.

WhiteShitHouse #17. Human shit on canvas sealed with clear acrylic, 24" x 36," 1992.



Political Shit! Feces on canvas, 30" x 24", 1990.

Political Shit! Feces on canvas, 30" x 24", 1990.

Bullshit Stories in Bullshit. Actual bull shit on paper, 20" x 30," 2006.

Bullshit Justice. Actual bull shit on paper, 20" x 30," 2006.

Michael 'Smelly' Jackson, 'Ain't No Rules It's Up To You.' Actual bull shit on canvas, 48" x 72," 2006.

Still from making "Michael 'Smelly' Jackson, Ain't No Rules It's Up To You" at Exit Art, NYC, 2006. The film, "King of Plop," documents the daily performances which faced 10th Avenue during the "Studio Visit" Exhibit.

Still from live performance, the making of "Above the Law?" Oil on linen, 48" x 72," 2006.

Still from "King of Plop," window installation at Exit Art on 9th Avenue NYC during the "Studio Visit" Exhibit. 

Except #1 from "King of Plop," making of "Michael 'Smelly' Jackson, 'Ain't No Rules It's Up To You.'"

Exhibition Review: "Studio Visit," AP photo, Voguegirl, No. 48, February, p.48, 2006.

Excerpt #2 from "King of Plop," a lesson in mastering bullshit, filmed at the HAI Gallery in Queens NYC. 

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