Essays and Interviews

Avant-Garde from Below: Transgressive Performance from Iggy Pop to Joe Coleman and GG Allin

2016

Clemens Marschall’s book Avant-garde from Below: Transgressive Performance from Iggy Pop to Joe Coleman and GG Allin is an account, through the 20th century and beyond, of a dangerous bastardisation of punk spirit and avant-garde theory. Three very unique characters trace a line through this history of precarious transgression in the fringes of popular culture: Iggy Pop, who was punk before punk; Joe Coleman, who distanced himself from the then-existing punk scene; and GG Allin, who died for what he thought was punk, thus putting the final nail in the coffin of the ‘avant-garde from below’.

Read more about at Last Gasp (link below)

Out of Art

2013

Cover image and feature article about Joe Coleman

The New York Grimpendium

2012

Joe Coleman is featured in a chapter in this book.

Everyone Loves a Good Train Wreck: Why We Can't Look Away

2012

A chapter on Joe Coleman.

My Work and Me

2011

Curator Susanne Pfeffer interviews Joe about his work.

The End Is Near!: Visions of Apocalypse, Millennium, and Utopia

1998

texts by Roger Manley et al. Los Angeles, CA: Dilettante Press, 1998. Includes full-page contemporary profile portrait of Coleman in addition to four works in full color: Ticket to the Ghost Train (1992); Ecce Homo (1994); The Victory of Hell (1995); and Faith (1996).

[Note: limited edition (pressing of 500) book insert available: 9 x 9 in. card-stock print featuring Coleman’s Faith, announcing “special exhibition of works” (those included in The End Is Near!) in 1998 at Hennessey + Ingalls Bookstore in Santa Monica.]