IDYLL IN HOLLAND, 1979-81
In Spring 1979 Bettie Ringma and I moved to Amsterdam where we lived on a houseboat on the Prinsengracht right opposite the Anne Frank House. Karen Kvernenes who ran the gallery and bookstore Art Something asked us to mount a small version of the Punk Art we had organized in Washington D.C.. For money, Bettie and I started selling instant Polaroid portraits in the city's bars and clubs. When Polaroid Corporation gave us free film to take second shots, Karen helped us organize the exhibition Amsterdam Privé. We were soon given the opportunity to translate our art into popular journalism by the high circulation weekly magazine Nieuwe Revu.