Coraggio in the Press

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May 24 2012

EV Grieve is an East Village blog that seeks to memorialize NYC historical sites, individual histories, etc. This entry focused on a fence Coraggio created in the late ’80s in collaboration with two other artists. It still stands on 1st Ave. and 6th St.

Note that it is only the anonymous commenter who identifies the work as Coraggio’s and adds how “famus” Coraggio is.

Click here to view the entry on the blog’s site.

EV Grieve is an East Village blog that seeks to memorialize NYC historical sites, individual histories, etc. This entry focused on a fence Coraggio created in the late ’80s in collaboration with two other artists. It still stands on 1st Ave. and 6th St.

Note that it is only the anonymous commenter who identifies the work as Coraggio’s and adds how “famus” Coraggio is.

Click here to view the entry on the blog’s site.


August 15 2007

This is awesome:

R.C. Baker praises Linus in his Village Voice column and recommends Coraggio’s show at Michael Steinberg Fine Art:

This is awesome:

R.C. Baker praises Linus in his Village Voice column and recommends Coraggio’s show at Michael Steinberg Fine Art.

Now roll your mouse over the article and you will see Coraggio’s response.

Here's Coraggio's response—sent to the Voice and published in their Letters section the following week:

With Linus Coraggio, flattery really will get you nowhere!

Click here to read full article on the Village Voice website


May 13 2000

A funky art blog from May 2000, it shows a head shot of Coraggio (rightmost image of the triptych), whom the author refers to as “Linus Coragio [sic], metal sculptor extrardinaire [sic],” and describes a recent sculptural furniture piece of Coraggio’s along with other art activity in the East Village amongst the glitterati and intelligentsia.

This was during a 3-year period Coraggio had his studio in the backyard of Deepdale Gallery (where he also showed regularly) on the then very un-gentrified east end of Ludlow Street.

“It still smelled like fish from the Chinese packing storefronts,” recalls Coraggio.

A funky art blog from May 2000, it shows a head shot of Coraggio (rightmost image of the triptych), whom the author refers to as “Linus Coragio [sic], metal sculptor extrardinaire [sic],” and describes a recent sculptural furniture piece of Coraggio’s along with other art activity in the East Village amongst the glitterati and intelligentsia.

This was during a 3-year period Coraggio had his studio in the backyard of Deepdale Gallery (where he also showed regularly) on the then very un-gentrified east end of Ludlow Street.

“It still smelled like fish from the Chinese packing storefronts,” recalls Coraggio.


October 18 1995

A piece about the last days of Gas Station/Space 2B
A piece about the last days of Gas Station/Space 2B

September 24 1995

A New York Times article about the last days of Gas Station/Space 2B

Coraggio quote:

“This is one of the last venues for unusual art work, alternative parties and experimentation.”

Click here to read article on The New York Times' website.


November 1 1989

An in-depth critical analysis and narrative of the Rivington School and its history.

Click here to read it in its entirety.


September 1 1988

In 1988, House & Garden magazine ran a series called “Chair of the Month” in which they paired a celebrated writer with a chair chosen by the magazine staff and had him or her write about the chair.

Coraggio’s “East Village Gothic” chair got matched with no less than Joyce Carol Oates—one of the most distinguished figures in American literature!

Linus met her years later.

She remembered the chair.


February 1 1987

Apparently, The Learning Annex used to attempt some serious arts 'n' culture reportage in its magazine. Coraggio gets a nod in their coverage of the East Village art scene (that's him in the photo at the top of the page, not the one at the bottom—that's some guy named Andy Warhol).
Apparently, The Learning Annex used to attempt some serious arts 'n' culture reportage in its magazine. Coraggio gets a nod in their coverage of the East Village art scene (that's him in the photo at the top of the page, not the one at the bottom—that's some guy named Andy Warhol).

July 1 1985 Fairpress

Although Michael Blum — who wrote this review for the now-defunct Fairfield County, CT newspaper The Fairpress — was not entirely won over by the exhibit (a showcase for East Village artists, curated by Linus), he still responded to the power of Coraggio’s imagery.


December 10 1984

A bit of anti-sell-out hijinx by Coraggio is captured by the venerable Screw magazine


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