Image features poster with hot pink background, an upcoming musical performance is announced. The singer’s name, Taana Gardner is written in curly red letters across the top, and a black and white portrait of the young singer gazes flirtatiously out at the viewer from within the frame of a red heart, out of which a devil’s tail emerges. She is also surrounded by red hearts of various sizes. Beneath her portrait, the title of her song, “Heartbeat” is printed in a bold, black, shattered typeface. The lower half of the poster provides information on the details of the upcoming show. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.

Poster for an upcoming performance of “Heartbeat” by Taana Gardner at the NYC club Melons, in 1981.

Featured Image: Poster, Taana Gardner: Heartbeat, 1981; Designed by Oscar Rivera, featuring photography by Larry Lapidus for West End Records (New York, NY) and Honey ’81 (New York, NY). Lithograph on paper; 76.2 x 50.8 cm (30 x 20 in.); Gift of Various Donors, 1981-29-500