Penny Arcade (American, born 1950). LA MISERIA POSTER. Photo offset poster, circa 1991. 22 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches, mounted to paper and backed with cloth to 25 1/2 x 19 1/8 inches. In very good condition, but with a short tear at the bottom center of the sheet resulting in obscuring part of the letters "t" and "m" in the words "Art Matters." The poster is for a production of Penny Arcade's autobiographical play "La Miseria" at PS 122 on 1st Avenue at East 9th Street in Manhattan. Uncommon.
Penny Arcade is the professional name of Susana Carmen Ventura. She has been associated with the Theater of the Ridiculous, was featured in an Andy Warhol film, worked with Jackie Curtis, Candy Darling, and Patti Smith, has written and starred in several plays and other performance projects, and been an outspoken LGBTQ activist. Her website and Wikipedia both provide extensive biographical information.