Silkscreen on cotton. 22x22 in. bandana. Published by Gordon Robichaux and Post Present Medium.
Tabboo! (Stephen Tashjian, born 1959 in Leicester, MA) has exhibited his work extensively including at Gordon Robichaux, Participant Inc, Matthew Marks, Kasmin Gallery, the New Museum, New York University’s Grey Art Gallery, White Columns, ABC No Rio, and Artists Space in New York; the Cincinnati Art Museum; ICA Boston; Herald St and White Cube in London; Colette in Paris; and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. In 2017, a group of his works was featured in Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983, an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York where his work is also included in the permanent collection.
Tabboo! has performed extensively, created murals for public projects, designed flyers, album covers, and ephemera (Wigstock, Deee-Lite, Book of Love). He’s illustrated for major publications (French Vogue, Italian Vogue, M, Le Magazine du Monde, Interview, Paper, Penguin Paperbacks’ The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp), flyers and posters for underground venues (Club 57, the Pyramid Club), and collaborated with fashion designers (Marc Jacobs, Supreme, Fiorucci, Willi Wear). He’s been a muse to artists and photographers including Nan Goldin, Ai Weiwei, Steven Klein, and Steven Meisel. In 2016, his celebrated collaboration with Marc Jacobs for Jacobs’s Fall collection was profiled in Harper’s Bazaar and Le Monde. Tabboo!’s work has been reviewed in numerous publications including Artforum, The New Yorker, The New York Times, New York Magazine, the Financial Times, Cultured Magazine, ARTnews, Interview, and The Miami Herald.