Acker Awards

Disposable Icons: Zito’s Coffee Cup Portraiture

Posted December 9, 2020 at 5:01 am

Antony Zito has been a fixture of the Lower East Side art scene for decades. But it’s one of his more recent artistic pursuits that strikes a chord. Discarded paper coffee cups are the canvas on which Zito imparts profiles of downtown luminaries. The effort began four years ago as part of the annual Acker […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Recap of the Acker Awards at Angel Orensanz

Posted June 11, 2013 at 10:42 am

Last Thursday night was the first annual Acker Awards, an event that is meant to celebrate avante garde arts amidst the perennial high tide of gentrification. But not just on the Lower East Side; San Francisco also has its own version. Named for Kathy Acker – radical thinker, novelist, and performance artist – the idea […]

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