Item #40310 COUMing of Age. COUM.
COUMing of Age.


COUMing of Age.

An original flyer announcing a COUM production “coumissioned and coumceived for the wonderful Oval House Theatre” in Kennington, London, March 1974. Printed in black on white paper stock, recto only. 29.6x21cm. Designed by Genesis P-Orridge.

The performance was the first COUM action to involve nudity, and it incorporated a section featuring Cosey Fanni Tutti as a ‘glamour’ model being photographed by a lecherous snapper, played by Foxtrot Echo. Another photographer, Peter Christopherson, introduced himself to COUM during their lunch in the theatre’s cafeteria and asked if he could take photographs of the show that evening. They immediately dubbed him ‘Sleazy’ because, as Tutti later told Simon Ford, “he was interested in the ‘sex’ side of us.”

Old central horizontal fold and light handling wear, o/w Near Fine.