Lisa Levy

First Period


printed matchbook
2 in. x 1 7/8 in. x 3/8 in.
Edition: open

Lisa Levy has issued this commemorative matchbook to immortalize an important occasion. It reads:
Lisa Levy
Got my first period
May 11, 1977

First Period is another component of Levy’s exploration of the question “What makes you so special?”

First Period

Lisa Levy is a painter, conceptual artist, comedian and (self-proclaimed) psychotherapist.
Lisa's visual career started when she was 3 1/2 when she was sent to the children's art school at MOMA. Before devoting herself fulltime to her art, she had a career as an art director in advertising. Her visual art has been widely exhibited at many venues including White Columns, Artists Space, The Bronx Museum, The New Museum, Schroeder and Romero Gallery and the Scope Art Fair.
She also performs live; her most popular character is Dr. Lisa, S.P. (self-proclaimed) who psychoanalyzes people on stage. Besides having all sorts of audience volunteers and comedians, Lisa has had celebrity guests such as Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Musto and Sara Schaefer. She has performed in countless venues, including The Brooklyn Museum, The Edinburgh International Fringe Festival and Joe's Pub.