Peter Hujar (1934-1987) The exhibition and catalog Peter Hujar - Speed of Life at the Morgan Library & Museum (January 26 - May 20, 2018) is an auspicious way to begin a review of the past year. The acquisition of Hujar's prints, contact sheets, and related materials by the Morgan represents the most extensive institutional… Continue reading Photo books, exhibitions & related events 2018 edition, part 1 – Peter Hujar, Oliver Wasow
Yours truly and ICP Head Librarian and Archivist Matthew Carson participated in the recent panel From X-Files to The Matrix: Reality Disintegrated, held on Sunday, March 4 at the ICP Museum. In the words of organizer Claudine Boeglin: The 90s. It was an era of hope bracketed between the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989)… Continue reading OMG, Bring a Book! The Library Goes to Critical Jamming
The Roxy Theatre opened at 153 W. 50 St., between 6th and 7th Avenues in 1927 with the film The Love of Sunya, produced by and starring Gloria Swanson. The theater seated 5,920 people. An apogee of "movie palace" distinction in New York City, its brief moment in history is now traceable only in photographs.… Continue reading What played at the Roxy?