Category Archives: New York

The Blind Man

100 years since the radical journal by Marcel Duchamp, Beatrice Wood and Henri-Pierre Roché brought Dada to New York

The Blind Man

100 years since the radical journal by Marcel Duchamp, Beatrice Wood and Henri-Pierre Roché brought Dada to New York

17-plus books for 2017

Dead poets, nude dancers, good bohemians, mystical Symbolists, jaded aristocrats, queer courtiers and blind men at play in a realm of dreams and voodoo

17-plus books for 2017

Dead poets, nude dancers, good bohemians, mystical Symbolists, jaded aristocrats, queer courtiers and blind men at play in a realm of dreams and voodoo

Bruno’s century

Guido Bruno’s chronicle of the international bohemian experience, launched 100 years ago today

Bruno’s century

Guido Bruno’s chronicle of the international bohemian experience, launched 100 years ago today

The Viking of 6th Avenue

Moondog makes it to the movies! (with your help…)

The Viking of 6th Avenue

Moondog makes it to the movies! (with your help…)

Nomi’s lament

“Remember me, but ah! forget my fate.”

Nomi’s lament

“Remember me, but ah! forget my fate.”

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Quentin Crisp

“Stay right where you are and wait for society to form itself around you.”

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Quentin Crisp

“Stay right where you are and wait for society to form itself around you.”

Menken on Warhol

A Factory tour by experimental filmmaker Marie Menken…

Menken on Warhol

A Factory tour by experimental filmmaker Marie Menken…

Frank Eugene | performers

Eugene was one of the first to make the case for photography as an artistic medium.

Frank Eugene | performers

Eugene was one of the first to make the case for photography as an artistic medium.

Circles: Charles Henri Ford

His influence and relationships ranged from the Surrealists and the interwar expat community in Paris through to the Beats and the Factory, connections which he carried right into the 21st century.

Circles: Charles Henri Ford

His influence and relationships ranged from the Surrealists and the interwar expat community in Paris through to the Beats and the Factory, connections which he carried right into the 21st century.

13 books for 2013

Swordswomen, working boys, crypto-fascist poets, bohemians, Decadents, Surrealists, occultists…business as usual really.

13 books for 2013

Swordswomen, working boys, crypto-fascist poets, bohemians, Decadents, Surrealists, occultists…business as usual really.

Mystery

The kind of thing that keeps me up at night…

Mystery

The kind of thing that keeps me up at night…

Eclipse

“There was a bullet hole in his right temple, and a bullet hole in her left temple. His free arm was wrapped languidly around her neck, and their left hands were clasped. They faced each other…”

Eclipse

“There was a bullet hole in his right temple, and a bullet hole in her left temple. His free arm was wrapped languidly around her neck, and their left hands were clasped. They faced each other…”

Dress-down Friday: Charles Henri Ford

In Op Art stripes, in black tie alongside Factory mainstay Gerard Malanga, resting serenely on his lover Pavel Tchelitchew or entertaining a gentleman caller wearing rather less than he, Ford is never less than elegant.

Dress-down Friday: Charles Henri Ford

In Op Art stripes, in black tie alongside Factory mainstay Gerard Malanga, resting serenely on his lover Pavel Tchelitchew or entertaining a gentleman caller wearing rather less than he, Ford is never less than elegant.

Huncke Burning Ghat

Neither was an actor by either training or instinct, but this miniature is still a rare and wonderful thing with the gamey savour of lived reality.

Huncke Burning Ghat

Neither was an actor by either training or instinct, but this miniature is still a rare and wonderful thing with the gamey savour of lived reality.

Summer Flowers

In writing about people who died long ago, frequently in obscurity, it’s heart-warming to know that their secret influence continues to erupt in unpredictable locations around the globe.

Summer Flowers

In writing about people who died long ago, frequently in obscurity, it’s heart-warming to know that their secret influence continues to erupt in unpredictable locations around the globe.

Dress-down Friday: Evander Berry Wall

Although it lay claim to greater refinement, Berry Wall’s wardrobe was an expression of conspicuous consumption no less excessive than a Diamond Jim Brady brunch.

Dress-down Friday: Evander Berry Wall

Although it lay claim to greater refinement, Berry Wall’s wardrobe was an expression of conspicuous consumption no less excessive than a Diamond Jim Brady brunch.

Moondog on film

I’m convinced that there is footage of Moondog out there which hasn’t yet been digitalised, but in the meantime I recently came across these two tantalisingly short feature film extracts from the 1960s.

Moondog on film

I’m convinced that there is footage of Moondog out there which hasn’t yet been digitalised, but in the meantime I recently came across these two tantalisingly short feature film extracts from the 1960s.

Go! Go! Go!

Go! Go! Go! is, to reduce it to its most banal, a time lapse view of New York City. At the same time it is infinitely richer, more exhilirating and more involving than that would suggest.

Go! Go! Go!

Go! Go! Go! is, to reduce it to its most banal, a time lapse view of New York City. At the same time it is infinitely richer, more exhilirating and more involving than that would suggest.

The Nomi Song

Klaus Nomi exemplified the anomie, alienation and detachment of New Wave, its angular aesthetic as well as its heavy-handed irony (looking utterly bizarre while singing about being “a simple man” for instance).

The Nomi Song

Klaus Nomi exemplified the anomie, alienation and detachment of New Wave, its angular aesthetic as well as its heavy-handed irony (looking utterly bizarre while singing about being “a simple man” for instance).

In the Mirror of Maya Deren

Using film extracts, original interviews and audio recordings of her subject, Kudláček demonstrates the extent to which poetry, dance, ritual and filmmaking were indivisible elements of Deren’s art.

In the Mirror of Maya Deren

Using film extracts, original interviews and audio recordings of her subject, Kudláček demonstrates the extent to which poetry, dance, ritual and filmmaking were indivisible elements of Deren’s art.