Thursday, September 4, 2008

NYC: The Art Parade -Lynnette Astaire: Polaroid Funeral

The Art Parade
Lynnette Astaire: Polaroid Funeral

Saturday, September 6th 2008
West Broadway
(between Houston and Grand Streets)
New York City

Edwin Land created the Polaroid camera at the behest of his 3-year old daughter who desperately wanted to see a photo instantly. Many years later, a 7-year old girl would receive her first Polaroid and go on to earn a B.A. in photography from New York's School of Visual Arts. In early 2008, Polaroid announced that it's iconic film would be discontinued.

This Saturday, the 7-year old girl-turned woman named Lynnette Astaire will stage a performance piece inspired by New Orleans jazz-style funeral marches as a part of Deitch Projects' Art Parade; to honor the death of a staple of artists, casting agents, crazy college kids and naughty couples everywhere. The performance will feature a custom built casket, pallbearers, the Stumblebum Brass Band, dance ensemble Afro Mosaic Soul, other downtown artists and denizens. Lynnette believes her eclectic and provocative style -- encompassing New Orleans culture, folklore and burlesque -- is perfectly in line with Deitch's vision for the parade.

Lynnette has been featured in several magazines including Picture Magazine and is a long-time collaborator with Married to the Mob. She is also a proud member of Ladies Lotto's New York chapter.

For additional information and press inquiries contact:
+1 917 776 6330

Sponsored by: Deitch Projects, Paper Magazine and Creative Time

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