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ENTHRALL & SQUALOR: Photographing Downtown 1977-1987 @ The Living Gallery Outpost

Arlene Gottfried / Courtesy of Daniel Cooney Fine Art

ENTHRALL & SQUALOR: Photographing Downtown 1977-1987
May 20 – 24, 2018

• Alexis Adler will show photos of a young Jean-Michel Basquiat and the East Villageapartment they squatted together in 1979 that became both refuge and artist atelier after hedropped out of high school while transitioning from graffiti artist to icon.

• Arlene Gottfried (1951-2017) “…chronicled life the way she saw it, thriving on the energy ofthe streets, roaming and recording everything she felt through a deeply empathetic andloving lens.” Paul Moakley, TIME magazine.

• Meryl Meisler will exhibit classic images of CBGBs and Infinity Disco from her books A Taleof Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick and Purgatory & Paradise: SASSY ‘70s Suburbia & TheCity. Newly recovered Club 57 photos round out this profound document depicting a cityreveling at the edge of collapse.

• Ken Schles will deconstruct and install 168 prints from his downtown books, Invisible Cityand Night Walk, creating an immersive chronicle of his life downtown during New York City’slast outburst of pre-Internet creativity.

The Living Gallery Outpost
246 East4th Street


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