PETER MISSING

Born in The Bronx, 1953, Raised in the Westchester Square section of the Bronx in 1950s and 1960s, NYC Graffiti & Street Artist since early 1970s, Performance artist, Lower East Side political activist since 1979

Peter Missing is the originator of the infamous "Party's Over” symbol, depicting an upside down martini glass atop three strikes crossed out. Between 1980 and 1993, the symbol was ubiquitously spray painted around Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The “Party’s Over” logo served as a warning to developers to stay out of the neighborhood or face violent consequences.  Peter founded Missing Foundation, an internationally recognized industrial music and performance art project, in 1984.  Peter has been painting for over 40 years and has works in museums includingThe Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Getty Institute and The Stadt Museum. Peter’s work is included in the 1989 collaborative portfolio Your House is Mineby Bullet Space NYC, which is held in both the collections of the New York Public Libraryand The Metropolitan Museum of Art. His work is featured in Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art by Carlo McCormick. Peter Missing continues to paint and perform, dividing his time between New York City and Europe.