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Niagara
Detroit, Michigan
While attending the University of Michigan in 1974, Niagara and Mike Kelley formed Destroy All Monsters. The band, known to fans as DAM, was active until 1985, earning international recognition due largely to the presence of former members of The Stooges and the MC5. Later, she fronted the supergroup Dark Carnival (with Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton and his brother Scott Asheton, Stooges drummer).

Niagara utilized art school experience in creating album and promotional art for Destroy All Monsters, Dark Carnival, and other acts. Combining collage and pop iconography, Niagara's style began to take shape, and by the early 1990's she presented her work in galleries and cafes around Detroit.

With critical recognition for her painting established, Niagara teamed up with the Detroit gallery CPop in 1996. Her first exhibits "All Men Are Cremated Equal" (1996) and "Faster Niagara, Kill...Kill" (1997) were breakout shows that fostered national recognition. Juxtapoz (art journal) heralded her as "The Queen Of Detroit." Successful exhibits in other cities followed, including Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Sydney, Tokyo and others.

"The Niagara Girl" - in many guises - represented feminist swagger with drop-dead-gorgeous looks and a dangerous demeanor. She offered hard-boiled, tough talking women who would rather dispatch a man than put up with rude antics. Her bold, colorful, comic-strip-styled dames in various scenes of malfeasence parallel the modern tone of Callie Khoury's Thelma and Louise. Common ancestors include pin-up girls like Bettie Page and the dark side of 40's and 50's film icons such as Bette Davis, Lauren Bacall and Jane Greer.
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Niagara
Original Artwork - Not Us, Sister
$2,500
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Original Artwork - Kitty... Hello?
$2,500
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Original Artwork - Come To Mama
$3,000
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Original Artwork - A Fatal Cocktail Party
$5,500
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Original Artwork - Stay In Art School
$2,500
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Limited Edition Print - Niagara and Detroit Skyline
$200
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Artist Proof - Queen of Hearts - 24 x 26 Inch Edition
$200
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Limited Edition Print - You'll Probably Piss Blood Tonight - Damaged Sold As Is
$200
Niagara
Artist Proof - I'm Not Getting Any Older, You Know
$250
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Artist Proof - Don't Get Wise With Me - 24 x 36 Inch Edition
$150
Niagara
Limited Edition Print - Detroit Ground Zero - Variant III
$150
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Limited Edition Print - Detroit Ground Zero - Variant II
$150
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Limited Edition Print - Detroit Ground Zero - Variant I
$150
Niagara
Artist Proof - Destroy All Monsters - 4-Up
$400
Niagara
You’re Gonna Die - Destroy All Monsters Single Artwork
$100
Niagara
Limited Edition Print - Tin Tear Drop - Yellow Variant
$250
Niagara
Limited Edition Print - One Of Us Is Loaded - Variant II
$125
Niagara
Limited Edition Print - One Of Us Is Loaded - Variant I
$99
Niagara
Limited Edition Print - It's Not You, It's Me
$200
Niagara
Artist Proof - I'm A Recovering Alcoholic
$100
Niagara
Artist Proof - Geisha This - Pink - 26.5 x 30 Inch Edition
$250
Niagara
Poster - Damned If You Do and Dead If You Don't - 35 x 27 Inch Poster
$90
Niagara
Artist Proof - So They Got Us Surrounded... The Poor Bastards
$250
Niagara
Artist Proof - Baby Doll (Double Trouble) - Foil Edition
$300
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Artist Proof - Next Time I'll Get You Between The Eyes
$150
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Variant Edition - Next Time I'll Get You Between The Eyes
$100
Niagara
When You Go Wrong - Limited Edition Print
$125
Niagara
Dally in The Alley 2015 - Artist Proof
$100
Niagara
I'll Show You A Real Woman - Limited Edition Prints
$350
Niagara
Next Time I'll Get You Between The Eyes - Black and White Edition
$90
Niagara
Stooges - Signed Lithograph Print
$80
Niagara
I'm A Modern Woman... I Don't Give A Fuck About Anything
$4,000
Niagara
Second Hand Smoke Kills. But Not Reliably.
$4,000
Niagara
Original Artwork - Camo Hot Lips
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Original Artwork - Green Eyes on Peach
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Original Artwork - Green Eyes on Green
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Artist Proof - Violence Is Golden - Damaged
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Artist Proof - Victory
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Limited Edition Print - Chainsmoking Woman Circa 1920
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Limited Edition Print - So I Slept With Lila
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Limited Edition Print - I'm Pretty When I'm Angry
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Artist Proof - Lipstick Traces
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Artist Proof - Jackie, Hold On - Canvas Edition
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Artist Proof - It's Not You It's Me
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Limited Edition Print - Hot Lips - Yellow Edition - Damaged
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Artist Bio
While attending the University of Michigan in 1974, Niagara and Mike Kelley formed Destroy All Monsters. The band, known to fans as DAM, was active until 1985, earning international recognition due largely to the presence of former members of The Stooges and the MC5. Later, she fronted the supergroup Dark Carnival (with Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton and his brother Scott Asheton, Stooges drummer).

Niagara utilized art school experience in creating album and promotional art for Destroy All Monsters, Dark Carnival, and other acts. Combining collage and pop iconography, Niagara's style began to take shape, and by the early 1990's she presented her work in galleries and cafes around Detroit.

With critical recognition for her painting established, Niagara teamed up with the Detroit gallery CPop in 1996. Her first exhibits "All Men Are Cremated Equal" (1996) and "Faster Niagara, Kill...Kill" (1997) were breakout shows that fostered national recognition. Juxtapoz (art journal) heralded her as "The Queen Of Detroit." Successful exhibits in other cities followed, including Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Sydney, Tokyo and others.

"The Niagara Girl" - in many guises - represented feminist swagger with drop-dead-gorgeous looks and a dangerous demeanor. She offered hard-boiled, tough talking women who would rather dispatch a man than put up with rude antics. Her bold, colorful, comic-strip-styled dames in various scenes of malfeasence parallel the modern tone of Callie Khoury's Thelma and Louise. Common ancestors include pin-up girls like Bettie Page and the dark side of 40's and 50's film icons such as Bette Davis, Lauren Bacall and Jane Greer.
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