Amphetamine Monster- Mill, Art & Public Geneva 1995 ed 750 . Nickas, Robert. Steven Parrino : Amphetamine Monster-Mill. Geneva, Switzerland: Art & Public, 1995. 56 p. : 20 ill. ; 21 x 15 cm.
Steven Parrino (1958–2005) was an American artist and musician associated with energetic punk nihilism. He is best known for creating big modernist monochrome paintings (his colors were limited to monochrome black (or black-and-white), orange, red, blue, and silver) that he violently slashed, torn or twisted off their stretchers. He died in a motorcycle traffic accident in Greenpoint, Brooklyn at the age of 46.
Nickas focuses on Parrino's photo-collages under which lies an aesthetic of negativity taken to its limit. The author resituates the artist's interventions in the psychotronic context of punk counterculture in the United States.