New York

Kayrock and Wolfy

Jessica Murray Projects

If one didn’t get too confounded by the math in its title, “One Sixpack Short of a Hippie Death Cult,” an exhibition of prints and posters by the Williamsburg, Brooklyn–based duo Kayrock and Wolfy, was that rare summer show that’s both concise and engaging. Accompanied by several live musical performances—by, among others, Jah Division, Tiger Mountain, and Ex Models—at Jessica Murray Projects, the Knitting Factory, and the Frying Pan, it was also a really good time.

Karl LaRocca and Jef Scharf—that their alternate sobriquets Pre-Raphaelite Shaolin and Little Giant Robot come from Wu-Tang Clan’s online nickname generator hints at their particular sensibility—run a small nonprofit silk-screen and design shop that turns out rock posters, album covers, artists’ editions, and T-shirts (most visibly those emblazoned with the unequivocal slogan FUCK BUSH). Sold as a portfolio edition, the thirteen

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