Kenny Scharf Talks to Trees
April 22, 2022
The legendary artist’s latest exhibition pays a frenzied, technicolor homage to the natural world.
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A Cultural History of New York, As Seen Through Kim Hastreiter’s Stuff
June 23, 2021
The co-founder of Paper magazine has amassed a museum’s worth of curiosities consisting of treasured gifts from friends, alongside pieces she deems culturally significant or just downright bizarre. Here, she takes us through some of them.
new york forever
Ricky Powell Explains Why His New York Was the Best New York
February 10, 2021
In one of his final interviews, the legendary photographer looks back on his unlikely career and laments the “cornballs” who have invaded his city.
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Lady Bunny and Linda Simpson Contemplate the Future of Drag
February 1, 2021
The New York nightlife legends recall “the era of big clubs and huge dance floors” and discuss what a post-“Drag Race” world might look like.
Artist Okuda San Miguel on Democratizing Art, Polyamorous Marriages, and the Importance of Partying
January 14, 2021
In the spirit of his festive 1800 Tequila collaboration, the artist answered questions lifted from Glenn O’Brien’s 1977 interview with Andy Warhol.
“Just Fucking Do What You Want”: Leo Fitzpatrick on His Inaugural Gallery Show
December 8, 2020
The spirit of downtown New York is alive and well in the artist’s scrappy new gallery on St. Mark’s.
AIDS Awareness Month
All About Red Hot, the Organization That Brought Together George Michael, Cole Porter, and Madonna
December 7, 2020
For 30 years, Red Hot has been at the forefront of the AIDS battle. We look back at their legacy and their future.
show & tell
A New Book Shows Why Camilla McGrath Was the Lens of the Party
October 26, 2020
“Face to Face: The Photographs of Camilla McGrath” is a gorgeous, jet-set testament to the delicious depth of the McGraths’ personal address book.
Jeannette Montgomery Barron’s Intimate Portraits of New York’s Downtown It Crowd
March 20, 2020
The photographer stokes our nostalgia for 1980s New York with shots of Robert Mapplethorpe, Keith Haring, Jean-Michael Basquiat, and more members of the downtown pantheon.
Kenny Scharf Looks Back On A Life of Making Boring Objects Brilliant
February 4, 2020
The artist revisits his zany hand-painted work in the era of Haring and Basquiat, from his pet vacuum to the Palladium pay phones.
Into: Stoner Art for the Keith Haring and Cannabis Enthusiast
January 31, 2020
Because “Crack is Wack,” and there’s nothing better than that which comes from Mother Nature herself.
The Time Andy Warhol Saw the World in Black-and-White
February 20, 2019
Art collector James Hedges shows us some of Warhol’s most candid photos from a new Los Angeles exhibit at Casa Perfect, from Farrah Fawcett sitting in the Factory to Blondie at a downtown benefit.
Meet the ‘private librarian’ behind the bookshelves of 1970’s Upper East Side
September 28, 2018
“Rich people actually read books back then.”
New York City’s Club 57 will have its moment in the spotlight
October 13, 2017
The rambunctious east village art collective that blew minds and eardrums in the late 1970s and early ’80s is finally getting the recognition—and retrospective—it deserves.