(SOLD): MUELLER, Cookie and Glenn O’BRIEN. Drugs.
(Los Angeles, CA): The Kingsboro Press & For the Common Good Year, 2016. First edition. Octavo. The first publication of Mueller’s and O’Brien’s tragicomedy about two roommates and life-altering substances through the decades. It never made it to the stage (other than a one-time-only public reading at La Mama), becoming part of that era’s blurry subcultural lore. The fashion designer Raf Simons was drawn to the graphics of the cover and his iteration of “Drugs” walked the runway during his fall/winter 2018 men’s wear show, called “Youth in Motion.” Models wore sleeveless and deconstructed hoodies bearing the play’s name and authors, and a selection of pants, scarves and jackets incorporated patches that riffed on the original design. This is an as new copy still sealed together with the scarce promo drugs badge. Published in a small edition of 500 copies and now all but disappeared.