▪ ▪ ▪ VINCE ALETTI ▪ ▪ ▪ The Disco Files 1973-78: New York's Underground Week By Week ▪ ▪ ▪ 474 pp | 21 x 25 cm | softcover ▪ ▪ ▪ D.a.p 2018 (2009) ▪ ▪ ▪ £31.00 ▪ ▪ ▪ “…first published in 2009, now back in print… In 1973, Vince Aletti became the first person to write about the emerging disco scene… Photocopies of Aletti's Record World columns circulated for years among DJs and music lovers, until they were finally collected in 2009 - an instant classic that quickly sold out. This new edition brings Aletti's compulsively readable disco writing back into print, adding an interview with Fran Lebowitz originally published in the Village Voice in 1990… This book is the definitive and essential chronicle of disco, true from-the-trenches reporting that details, week by week, the evolution of the clubs, the DJs, and above all, the music, through magazine articles, beautiful photographs, hundreds of club charts and thousands of record reviews…” ▪ ▪ ▪ #vincealetti#thediscofiles#nyc#disco#dancemusic#1970s#tobyold#larrylevan#franlebowitz#larrysanders#peterhujar#waltergibbons#teescott#nickysiano#whitecolumns#recordworld#toptens
Peter Hujar 1934–1987
"Candy Darling On Her Death bed", 1973. ‘My work comes out of my life. The people I photograph are not freaks or curiosities to me. I like people who dare.' L'oeuvre de Peter Hujar évoque sa vie à New York, dans une période de richesse et fourmillement artistique. Si Peter Hujar est surtout connu pour ses portraits des nouvelles célébrités de la ville, son œuvre comprend également des photographies de nus, d’animaux et de rues nocturnes de Manhattan. Allant de portraits de studio glamour à des images sombres dans des catacombes, le travail de Hujar est connu pour la texture et la vivacité avec lesquelles il explore le déclin, la sexualité, la mort et la vie que nous partageons.
À la fin des années 1970 et au début des années 1980, Peter Hujar parcourt de nuit les no man’s lands du centre de New York : un angle désert de Leroy Street, le quartier silencieux de conditionnement de viande, les terrains mal famés du bord de l’eau, uniquement connus des promeneurs comme lui.
Peter Hujar tourne également son appareil photo vers ses compagnons nocturnes, depuis son amant, David Wojnarowicz, jusqu’à la fille qu’il retrouve affalée dans son entrée. Les portraits plus formels de l’écrivain Susan Sontag, de Candy Darling, une star de la Factory d'Andy Warhol, et des autres cohortes bohémiennes qu’il réalise en studio, inspirent Nan Goldin et Robert Mapplethorpe.
David wojnarowicz - Pintor y Fotógrafo estadounidense, que fue un activista durante los 80 y 90 en la explosión de VIH que hubo en sus círculos, murió por causa de este en los 90. #sketch#drawing#art#artist#dibujo#sketchbook
☂️ its monday and raining here in Beverly Hills, a perfect day to lay in bed or visit LACMA and see some of Greer’s incredible work! 🗣 LACMA is free after 3 ❤️ photo Peter Hujar featuring one of his main muses Greer Lankton. 💰 This was an ad for the UES treasure Dianne B boutique #greerlanktonarchivesmuseum#lacma#dianneb#peterhujar 💋 #greerlankton
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He was, in many ways, a far superior photographer to Mapplethorpe.
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Clothes might be the raw material of fashion, but they are not the final product. The factor that turns one into the other - clothing into fashion - is the way in which they are seen. In turn, the way in which clothes are seen depends on the manner in which they are worn. Here four contemporary stylists - whose job is to shape a message via the manner in which the clothes are worn - select the seminal images that first made them realise the power and potential of fashion photography, and which continue to inspire them today. 👉 #JoeMcKenna on @bruce_weber 👉 #AnastasiaBarbieri on #HelmutNewton
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IMAGES THAT DEFINED US 💙 Edited by @mralanprada - Clothes might be the raw material of fashion, but they are not the final product. The factor that turns one into the other - clothing into fashion - is the way in which they are seen. In turn, the way in which clothes are seen depends on the manner in which they are worn. Here four contemporary stylists - whose job is to shape a message via the manner in which clothes are worn - select seminal images that first made them realise the power and potential of fashion photography, and which continue to inspire them today.
🗯️ @beatbolliger on #PeterHujar - ‘When asked to select a photograph that I have always loved in the history of men’s fashion and photography I had quite a hard time trying to narrow it down to only one. However I have chosen Peter Hujar’s portrait of David Wojnarowicz: this is a picture that I love and continue to use as a point of reference throughout my work. It is a classic yet very intimate image, a simple potrayal of a powerful individual, with a hint of sexuality.’ Read the article in our remarkable issue.
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Crossed legs on Pier 3
🌟inspired by Peter Hujar🌟
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Paul Thek (November 2, 1933 - August 10, 1988) was a painter, sculptor and artist who died of AIDS in New York City. He was 54 years old.
Thek’s lover, the photographer #PeterHujar, died a year earlier of AIDS on November 25, 1987. Hujar was 53 years old.
Born in Brooklyn, Thek studied @aslnyc and @prattinstitute. In 1951 he entered @thecooperunion. In 1954, he relocated to Miami and formed a partnership with the set designer Peter Harvey, who would design for #Balanchine and who introduced him to artists, composers and writers, including #TennesseeWilliams (1911 – 1983).
In 1957, Thek exhibited his work for the first time in a Miami gallery. In 1959, he returned to New York and worked as a textile designer for Prince Studios NYC. From 1962 to 1964, he lived and worked in Rome, until returning to New York in 1964 when he participated in ‘Screen Test’ by #AndyWarhol (1928 – 1987). During the 1970s, when Thek lived in Italy, he created many of his works in collaboration with Hujar. In 1976, he returned to New York once again.
Having lost what prestige he once had in the American art scene, Thek spent his last days washing floors and bagging groceries, but still managed to create his art. Although, today his work may be viewed at the @hirshhorn and @whitneymuseum, Thek died in poverty forgotten by the same establishment that had previously celebrated him.
“I have been much weakened in my system and in my will by the endless disappointments and frustrations of the so-called ‘art’ world, such silly vapid people!” he said. “My spirit has been broken . . . and so, I think, the virus has taken hold.”
#SusanSontag (1933 – 2004) and Thek were great friends and sometime lovers. Sontag even suggested they have a baby together, but Thek refused. Afterward, Sontag “withdrew” from the relationship; but nevertheless, she was said to be at his hospital bedside during the last days before his death.
Sontag dedicated her 1966 collection of critical essays, ‘Against Interpretation’ and her later work of critical theory ‘AIDS and Its Metaphors’ (1989) to Thek'