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Re: Punk Research - Ben

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AliBlaBla
Fri, 28 Feb 1997 21:20:52 -0500 (EST)

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Ben, Punk art is a great thing to research. You may also wish to find some
art by a punk illustrater named Eric (Erik?) Drooker, who I believe lives and
works in New York City. He works in bold scratchboardy/spraypainty styles
and is a big advocate of homeless/squatter rights, etc. You can often find
his flyers plastered on East Village streetcorners calling for various
political causes and local events. His illustrations are also in the local
newspapers here (The Village Voice and the New York Free Press) and he has
recently risen to commerscial success. He just published a book. This
"successful" aspect of his work might be interesting to study....can one
still be punk if you rise to fame and fortune....and then what next?

In terms of locating information about his art and who he is, I would bet you
could find some info right here on the World Wide Web by just searching for
his name. If not, e-mail the two newspapers above and ask their art
directors if they can put you in touch with him. He is probably listed in
professional illustrator's publications by the Society of Illustrators or
Graphic Artists Guild.

Good luck on your paper.
Alison King
http://www.bway.net/~shorty


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