New York: Roxy, 1993. Color and black-and-white printed die-cut flier (measures 8.75" x 8.5" open).
"The greatest show on heels!" Folding flier for downtown diva Susanne Bartsch’s Halloween drag ball at Chelsea nightclub the Roxy. Known for her monthly blowouts at the Copacabana headlining drag performers, burlesque acts, strippers, and downtown musicians, the Diva of Downtown was by the early 1990s hosting events at venues across Manhattan including the Limelight, Palladium, and Pyramid. Among her most popular events were her annual soirees for Halloween that she began organizing in the 1980s, and which are now held at MoMA PS1. The die-cut flier folds in fours, and features a photo of Bartsch shot by fine art photographer Thomas Holdorf, who died the following year of AIDS-related complications, and a make-up credit for Miss Gray. Fine. Item #7770