Stephan Lupino — The World: 254 E. 2nd Street New York City

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Munich: Graphics Photos Art, 1988. Original stiff wrappers as issued. App. 100 pages illustrated with photos in b/w and color with a short essay by Stephen Saban. Minimal wear to cover, overall a fine clean and well preserved copy

First edition. ‘254 E 2nd Street N.Y. City’ refers to the street in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood where from 1983 to 1987 the notorious nightclub ‘The World’ was located. The venue included a secondary establishment called “The It Club. It was an early incubator of New York’s house music and club kid scenes, and the World helped launch the careers of several prominent nightlife figures, including Michael Alig, DJ Larry Tee, DJ David Morales, the Lady Bunny, and Dean Johnson, whose Tuesday night “Rock and Roll Fag Bar” party gave rise to New York’s gay rock and roll scene. The club was a Sodom and Gomorra for artistic and progressive Americans, and was visited by people like Andy Warhol, Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg, Steven Meisel, Zoë Lund, Malcolm McLaren, Matt Dillon, Roy Liechtenstein, David Hockney, Calvin Klein, Keith Haring etc. “The World is a a drug-addictive, somewhat sleazy, mind altering scene. It has an anything-can-happen air about it, a dingy afterhours excitement” (From Saban’s introduction in the book). A great unpolished New York photobook, filled with atmosphere capturing the club scene and clientele as one maybe wants to imagine it…

Stephan Lupino — The World: 254 E. 2nd Street New York City

750,00 DKK

In stock