La Galleria: Lost Merchandise of the Dreamlanders

May 25, 2017 - June 24, 2017

La MaMa Galleria | 47 Great Jones Street

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Sunday 1 to 7PM, or by appointment

Free Admission

Curated by Tyson Tabbert

Do you remember eating Divine breakfast cereal or sleeping on Pink Flamingos bed sheets when you were a kid? Neither do we, but you just might upon viewing this oddball array of rare collectibles. Lost Merchandise of the Dreamlanders is a showcase of kitschy and ironic retail items based on the early films of Baltimore director John Waters. Discover forgotten toys, home decor, and seasonal artifacts featuring familiar Dreamlander movie personalities. Presented in the spirit of a Sunday morning garage sale, the exhibit revels in the strange, nostalgic appeal of the 70s and 80s.

"But why has there never been an action figure for Female Troubles’ Dawn Davenport? Or a Pink Flamingos sheet set?"

Artists

Lauren Genutis | Misty Greer | Sarah Hedlund | Nazareth Horner | Asher Levine
Stela Ličina | Kyle Lords | Bart McCoy | Sara McCoy | Jaik Puppyteeth
Matthew B. Simpson | Lana Wharry | Sung-Yong Ahn

Exhibition Items

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'Desperate Living' Tea Set
$2,150

Resin & Neoprene, 2016
Edition of 10
Lauren Genutis, Nazareth Horner
Purchase Online

Ben Cooper Halloween Costumes
Connie & Raymond Marble
$2,875

Handpainted Vacuformed Styrene Masks
& Printed Canvas, 2017 | Edition of 10

Tyson Tabbert, Sarah Hedlund, Matthew B. Simpson
Purchase Online

Ben Cooper Halloween Costumes
Queen Carlotta & Wrestlin' Rita
$2,875

Handpainted Vacuformed Styrene Masks
& Printed Canvas, 2017 | Edition of 10

Tyson Tabbert, Sarah Hedlund, Matthew B Simpson
Purchase Online

Pink Flamingos Perma-Prest Bed Sheets
$1,875

Printed Polyester with Vinyl & Printed Cardstock, 2016
Edition of 20
Nazareth Horner
Purchase Online

Pepsi-Cola Pig-Head Piggy Bank
$2,325

Handpainted Glazed Porcelain with Box, 2017
Edition of 10
Sara McCoy
Purchase Online

Mother Mary Night Light
$210

Neoprene, Vacuformed PVC
Laser Printed Cardstock, 2017 | Edition of 10

Tyson Tabbert
Purchase Online

Lobstora Ashtray
$6,500

Cast Bronze, Glass, Copper Wire, 2016
Edition of 6
Lana Wharry, Nazareth Horner
Purchase Online

Lobstera Lighter
$850

Cast Bronze with Found Brass Lighter, 2017
Edition of 10
Lana Wharry
Purchase Online

Christmas Morning Playset
$2,450

Resin, Polymer, Elastomer, Printed Box
PVC, Printed Cardboard, 2017
Edition of 15 + 5 A.P.
Tyson Tabbert, Nazareth Horner, Bart McCoy
Purchase Online

Prison Execution Playset
$2,450

Resin, Polymer, Elastomer, Printed Box
PVC, Printed Cardboard, Leather, Twine, Fabric, 2017
Edition of 15 + 5 A.P.
Tyson Tabbert, Nazareth Horner, Bart McCoy
Purchase Online

Dawn's Livingroom
$2,450

Resin, Polymer, Elastoner,
Printed Cardboard, 2017
Edition of 15 + 5 A.P.
Tyson Tabbert, Nazareth Horner, Bart McCoy
Purchase Online

Earl's 1959 Edsel Villager
$3,250

Resin, Polymer, Elastomer Printed Box
PVC, Printed Cardboard, 2017
Edition of 15 + 5 A.P.
Tyson Tabbert, Nazareth Horner, Bart McCoy
Purchase Online

School Girl Dawn Action Figure
$350

Handpainted Urethane Elastomer,
Vacuformed PVC, 2017 | Edition of 30
Tyson Tabbert, Nazareth Horner, Bart McCoy
Purchase Online

Dancer Dawn Action Figure
$350

Handpainted Urethane Elastomer,
Vacuformed PVC, 2017 | Edition of 30
Tyson Tabbert, Nazareth Horner, Bart McCoy
Purchase Online

Concetta Action Figure
$350

Handpainted Urethane Elastomer,
Vacuformed PVC, 2017 | Edition of 30
Tyson Tabbert, Nazareth Horner, Bart McCoy
Purchase Online

Aunt Ida Action Figure
$350

Handpainted Urethane Elastomer,
Vacuformed PVC, 2017 | Edition of 30
Tyson Tabbert, Nazareth Horner, Bart McCoy
Purchase Online

Dinner Party Taffy Action Figure
$350

Handpainted Urethane Elastomer,
Vacuformed PVC, 2017 | Edition of 30
Tyson Tabbert, Nazareth Horner, Bart McCoy
Purchase Online

Waitress Dawn Action Figure
$350

Handpainted Urethane Elastomer,
Vacuformed PVC, 2017 | Edition of 30
Tyson Tabbert, Nazareth Horner, Bart McCoy
Purchase Online

Mr. Weinberger Action Figure
$350

Handpainted Urethane Elastomer,
Vacuformed PVC, 2017 | Edition of 30
Tyson Tabbert, Nazareth Horner, Bart McCoy
Purchase Online

Chicklette Action Figure
$350

Handpainted Urethane Elastomer,
Vacuformed PVC, 2017 | Edition of 30
Tyson Tabbert, Nazareth Horner, Bart McCoy
Purchase Online

General Mills 'Double Trouble Crunch'
and Collectible Character Rings

$425

Inkjet Print on Cardboard
& Urethane Elastomer Rings, 2017

Cereal Box and Rings (Set of 7) | Edition of 20
Sung-Yong Ahn, Nazareth Horner
Purchase Online

Ben Cooper Latex Mask, Dawn Davenport
$350

Neoprene, Acrylic, & Artificial Hair, 2017
Edition of 5
Tyson Tabbert, Asher Levine
Purchase Online

Ben Cooper Latex Mask, Dee Snider
$250

Neoprene, Acrylic, and Artificial Hair, 2017
Edition of 5
Tyson Tabbert
Purchase Online

Simplicity 'Gold & White Ballerinas'
$210

Laser Print of Card Stock, 2017
Taffy Pattern - Unframed (Envelope Only)
Edition of 5
Matthew B Simpson | Costumes by Asher Levine
Purchase Online

USA Army Bolt-Action Rifle
$350

Modified Found Object with Altered Label, 2017
Edition of 5
Tyson Tabbert
Purchase Online

Goldberg Company Divine Character Doll
Pink Flamingos

$3,175

Resin, Urethane Elastomer, Artificial Hair
Fabric, Printed Cardstock, PVC, 2017
4 models, each edition of 15 + 5 A.P.
Kyle Lords, Tyson Tabbert,
Misty Greer, Stela Licina, Jaik Puppyteeth
Purchase Online

Goldberg Company Divine Character Doll
Female Trouble

$3,175

Resin, Urethane Elastomer, Artificial Hair
Fabric, Printed Cardstock, PVC, 2017
4 models, each edition of 15 + 5 A.P.
Kyle Lords, Tyson Tabbert,
Misty Greer, Stela Licina, Jaik Puppyteeth
Purchase Online

Goldberg Company Divine Character Doll
The Disco Star

$3,175

Resin, Urethane Elastomer, Artificial Hair
Fabric, Printed Cardstock, PVC, 2017
4 models, each edition of 15 + 5 A.P.
Kyle Lords, Tyson Tabbert,
Misty Greer, Stela Licina, Jaik Puppyteeth
Purchase Online

Goldberg Company Divine Character Doll
Mondo Trasho

$3,175

Resin, Urethane Elastomer, Artificial Hair
Fabric, Printed Cardstock, PVC, 2017
4 models, each edition of 15 + 5 A.P.
Kyle Lords, Tyson Tabbert,
Misty Greer, Stela Licina, Jaik Puppyteeth
Purchase Online