Seattle: Big Z, (1982). First Printing. Original three-color showbill for Divine performing at Seattle's Golden Crown Chinese Restaurant, Oct. 26, 1982. Poster measures 11" x 17". With pinholes in corners, two of which are enlarged. Assorted closed edge tears, none more than an inch. A one inch remnant of cellophane tape present at the center of the top edge, and old creases, now mellowed with age. Further, some light blue paint is scattered over the lower half of the poster (please see photo.) Design credit to "D. White," identified by Art Chantry, in Instant Litter Concert Posters from Seattle Punk Culture, as Dennis White. Scarce in any condition, the wear and tear, commensurate with age, lends the poster an appropriate patina. Good+. Item #3428
Upchuck (Chuck Gerra), also known as Chuckie and Charles Garish, long involved in Seattle's underground scene, opened for Divine. The Golden Crown was a Chinese restaurant in Seattle, located on Fourth Avenue between Pine and Stewart, with an expansive banquet room on the restaurant's second floor. From 1979 through the mid-'80s the venue played sporadic host to a variety of punk and new wave bands. In 1983 the restaurant's owner was murdered in the Wah Mee Massacre, in Seattle's Chinatown. The location of the Golden Crown is now occupied by the Westlake Mall.