Entries in New York (2)

Monday
May302011

Inside is Just Everything: Nelson Sullivan's Interior Archives 

"Nelson Sullivan recorded his video using a VHS portable camera and deck until 1987 and then with a handheld 8mm camcorder. Nelson lived in a large townhouse at 5 Ninth Avenue in the Meatmarket area of New York City and his houseguests over the years included Lady Bunny, RuPaul, Larry Tee, Michael Alig and the Club Kids, Sylvia Miles, Michael Musto, Albert Crudo, John Sex, and his dear friend the tortured transvestite Christina. Nelson's videos span across Downtown NYC from the eccentric performances at the Pyramid Club to the production numbers at the Limelight and Palladium. Nelson's friendships with the emerging artists of that day like RuPaul, Deee-lite, Scott Wittman & Marc Shamen give Nelson's videos an intimacy that allows the viewer an in-crowd look at the past." [1]

RuPaul at The Jane Hotel, June 8, 1986

"In the penthouse suite at the Jane West Hotel overlooking the Hudson River, RuPaul lived for a while after moving to New York for the second time. Sharing the suite are RuPaul's backup dancers Trade and Spicey. Afterwards, Nelson takes the gang over to the meat market to see his home at 5 Ninth Avenue and his dog Blackout." [1]

Christmas at Keoki and Michael Alig's

 Avenue A, 1989

"Nelson takes the bus to meet his brother Marko at a restaurant on Avenue A. Along the way he meets some of the interesting people in the East Village. Video by Nelson Sullivan" [1]

RuPaul's Welcome Back Party

"RuPaul left New York City many times before he moved there for good. On this occasion Nelson threw a party at 5 Ninth Avenue. This video is from the DVD Nelson Sullivan's Fabulous Friends" [1]

The Chelsea Hotel's 100th Birthday Party

ALL VIDEO SHOT BY NELSON SULLIVAN, VIA YOUTUBE AND NELSONSULLIVAN.TV; TEXT [1] VIA YOUTUBE; IMPETUS VIA MICHAEL MAGNAN AND LADY BUNNY BLOG

Tuesday
Jan112011

Richard Giglio: West 80th, New York

[ED: On a recent and bitingly cold Saturday, I had the immense pleasure of meeting and photographing artist Richard Giglio in his Upper West Side studio, his creative base of operation in Manhattan for the past fifteen years. Though he splits his time between New York and Key West, Giglio works compulsively, and witnessing his studio work firsthand felt at times like a brilliant architectural dig--fashion illustrations, studies for textiles and carpets, typography created for Bruce Weber, fabrics for Donghia, works on ceramic, on paper, on screens. More information on Richard Giglio is available via his website, and also through Cocco and Salem, his Key West gallery, and Gallery Galleon in Puerto Rico. High-quality editions of his work are available through Vandeb Editions.

This post also inaugurates a new series, ROOMS, featuring original content and original spaces, shot by either myself or the artists/inhabitants in residence. Full galleries of each will be made available here.

Thank you to Richard, and to his assistant Ray Black for their fabulous and accommodating company.]

ALL PHOTOGRAPHS OF ARTIST RICHARD GIGLIO'S STUDIO © 2011, KEEHNAN KONYHA