A group of NY artists have got together to organize this benefit. It is a great chance to buy some very cool artwork by the likes of Todd James, Zephyr, Charlie Ahearn, Jane Dickson, and many more. I donated a pic of the Clash onstage with Jimmy Pursey and Steve Jones at the London Music Machine 1979 – pick it up for a song. Seriously people this is the place to be on Monday evening 5-10pm Cristin Tiurney Gallery 548 W 29th St in Chelsea.
Inspired by Penguin paperbacks, fanzines and artist Edward Ruscha’s books I decided to self publish these small books in a limited edition featuring mostly unseen photographs from my archives of the times. Order them from me directly or get them at Bookmarc and Dashwood. The third book ‘Made in New York -the 1980′s’ is just out.
Art collectors and art fans if you are in NYC on January 28th come to this silent auction and party in Chelsea at Cristin Tierney Gallery 546 W 29th St on Monday January 28th 5-10pm. A great chance to buy some art for a good cause – over 40 artists, including Jamel Shabazz, Cey Adams, Ian Wright et al, have donated work – you can even pick up one of my prints ‘for a song’ …. See you there.
Donated some photos to ‘Flood the Art Market’ today – they are showing at Art Basel Miami from Thursday the 6th through Sunday the 9th at The Art Place Wynwood 2722 NW 2nd Avenue. Lots of great artists are donating work : Jamel Shabazz, Martha Cooper, Ian Wright, Riita Ikonen, Greg Lamarche, Danny Clinch and many many more – selling for really great prices to benefit Hurricane Sandy. Check them out – see you in Miami!
Felix Hernandez hosted the 20th Anniversary Rhythm Revue at Roseland last week – Felix is a brilliant DJ known for playing mainly old school soul funk and disco classics from the 60′s 70′s and 80′s on the radio.
He has also been hosting the Rhythm Revue dance party for 20 years – it was a packed event 3000 people danced the ‘Electric Slide’ in line – the mostly over 40′s black crowd dressed to the nines, guys in zoot suits, ladies in glittery tight tops and heels – a really happy soulful vibe. The next one is a benefit for Hurricane Sandy victims on December 15th – be there and dance your ass off for a good cause.
Graffiti on wall in Red Hook – the ‘devil’ hurricane , flooding followed by a snowstorm, has caused so much destruction.
It is almost 2 weeks since Hurricane Sandy devastated some parts of the New York area leaving others untouched. In places like Rockaway, Red Hook and Staten Island people are still without power, no heat, no light, stores shuttered, cold, hungry, no water, many lost their homes. I was in Red Hook today helping clear debris and give out food, so many people are volunteering to help.
Sign outside Red Hook church and community food distribution center. Life goes on.
Up on 116th Street in Harlem you can buy a zoot suit – lightweight pinstripe – for $125 – shoes, cufflinks, tie to match
I shot the Go Go’s back in the punk days – Belinda asked me to come to their show in Times Sq last week. It was fun – the ladies still rock.
Had a cup of tea with British photographer Barry Wentzell – he worked for Melody Maker from 1965 -1975 and has some great pics and he’s still using film. I started shooting for the good ol’ MM mag from 1977 right after Barry.
Don’t miss former graffiti artist Greg Lamarche’s beautiful hand cut paper collages at the Joshua Liner Gallery 548 W 28th Street, 3rd floor until Oct 27th.