A new book documents the wild energy of the Rivington School, a collective of New Yorkers who carved an industrial niche out of the rapidly Read more …
Rivington School: 80s New York Underground documents the work of the Rivington School group of artists that emerged during the turbulent 1980s in the heart of the Lower East Side. The Rivington School gave rise to a number of highly regarded artists, including FA-Q (Kevin Wendall).
It was managed by Linus Coraggio, and made by an artist collective of sculptors called the Rivington School.
Artist Kevin Wendall, known as FA-Q (pronounced, “fack you”), left, died Nov. 15 at age 55.
The history of FA-Q began on toilet walls and evolved to street, public walls from 1978 until…starting where I was born Cleveland, Ohio and ending all over the world.
His year long arts were exhibited along with slide shows of Kevin at work and all of them were shared and cherished again by the legendary local artists from Rivington School movement.
We could all use a good laugh, and Kevin was always the first to make that happen, either by telling nonsensical stories or by the goofy faces he loved to make.
FA-Q is is an omnivorous artist: he consumes all the colors; he hurls himself at every space. He paints in a hurry: he’s a convinced exponent of “fast painting” which is also a type of behavior, a way of life (or non-life).
The vaguely Haring-esque cartoon pictured everybody’s post modernist darling in in flagrante delicto with an anatomically overburdened (having both tits and cock) gallery owner.