Dangerous Diane's Rock and Roll debut in the art world

In the photo below Dangerous Diane accepts her award for outstanding achievement from the Michigan Council for the Arts in the little theater of the Detroit Institute of Arts. In her acceptance speech she spoke of committment, the artist's obligation to follow her own intuition, and her adoption of the rock and roll idiom in the creation of her new work. As her speech concluded the sound of an electric bass filtered through the curtain beside her. A moment later, as the curtain rose, she let down her hair, dropped her skirt, stepped to the microphone and sang "All I want is all you got!" The Detroit art scene would never be the same.

photos by: Jay Yager

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