Penny Arcade is one of a handful of artists who created performance art as we know it today. In 1967 she debuted with John Vaccaro's explosive Playhouse of the Ridiculous and in 1969 became an Andy Warhol Factory Superstar. A contemporary of Patti Smith and Debbie Harry, Quentin Crisp named Penny Arcade as his soul mate and the woman he most identified with.
Arcade last toured Australia with her internationally acclaimed sex and censorship show 'Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!'