Category Archives: New York

2017-books-preview

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

2017-books-preview

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 preview

Bruno’s century

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

Bruno preview

Bruno’s century

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

Moondog preview

The Viking of 6th Avenue

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

Moondog preview

The Viking of 6th Avenue

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

klaus

Nomi’s lament

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

klaus

Nomi’s lament

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

QC

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Quentin Crisp

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

QC

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Quentin Crisp

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

Warhol

Menken on Warhol

A Factory tour by experimental filmmaker Marie Menken…

Warhol

Menken on Warhol

A Factory tour by experimental filmmaker Marie Menken…

Eugene Smith

Frank Eugene | performers

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

Eugene Smith

Frank Eugene | performers

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

Charles Henri Ford

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.

Charles Henri Ford

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.

N

13 books for 2013

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

N

13 books for 2013

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

Mystery man

Mystery

The kind of thing that keeps me up at night…

Mystery man

Mystery

The kind of thing that keeps me up at night…

harry

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…”

harry

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…”

Charles Henri Ford

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.

Charles Henri Ford

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.

Herbert

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.

Herbert

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.

Backhouse

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.

Backhouse

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.

Evander Berry Wall

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.

Evander Berry Wall

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 P

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 P

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.

Marie Menken P

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.

Marie Menken P

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.

Klaus Nomi

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).

Klaus Nomi

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).

Maya Deren

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.

Maya Deren

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.

Jobriath P

The Chelsea

On the one hand it’s depressing that major cities are so bent on removing any trace of character from their centres. On the other hand a counterculture whose continued existence depends on a preservation order surely isn’t really a counterculture anymore.

Jobriath P

The Chelsea

On the one hand it’s depressing that major cities are so bent on removing any trace of character from their centres. On the other hand a counterculture whose continued existence depends on a preservation order surely isn’t really a counterculture anymore.