The Farm: three announcement postersSan Francisco: Self-published, 1974. 17.5 x 22.5 inches; offset lithograph on paper; folded as issued, a bit of wear at edges and light toning.
A trio of posters announcing events at The Farm (aka Crossroads Community) the “life-scale environmental and social artwork” shortly after its founding in 1974 by San Francisco-based performance artist Bonnie Ora Sherk. The project evolved out of Sherk's earlier performance and installation practice, which delved into the relationship between humans, and the natural environment. From 1974-1980 Sherk led The Farm as seven acres of paved industrial landscape underneath a tangled freeway interchange were transformed into a radical utopian community center/alternative art space, an accomplishment Lucy Lippard which called it “the most ambitious and successful work of ecological art in this country.” The same image, printed in different colors as underlayer, is repeated in each poster, with text announcing each month's events spot-printed above. Two of the three posters signed and inscribed by Sherk.