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The Palladium

Another take over by NYU (who are slowly owning this whole city), was New York’s most famous nightclub, The Palladium. The one time concert hall was built in 1927 and […]

Danceteria

Like most 1980s art meccas in New York, the epic Danceteria club, where Keith Haring was a busboy, is of course now luxury condos. Madonna worked there as a hat […]

Club 57

Long before St. Marks turned into a smattering of random Asian places (it was all over the day Coney Island High closed and SUPERCUTS opened up- I’m still upset), it […]

Tier 3 and Basquiat

Like Mudd Club, Tier 3 was a integral part of the late 1970s downtown scene in Manhattan. The No Wave art nightclub was where George Condo first met Basquiat when […]

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Studio and Apartment

In this building with private Japanese restaurant ,Bohemian, the native New Yorker, Jean-Michel Basquiat lived and worked here until his overdose at that magical age of 27. He had a rich short life- starting as a graffiti artist, writing “SAMO,” before joining the punk rock scene with this band with Vincent Gallo called “Gray.” Frequenting and playing Max’s Kansas City, CBGB and Mudd Club, he began meeting the art stars- being cast in the movie “Downtown 81” and in Blondie’s “Rapture” video.

VIDEO: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Radiant Child

Its a rainy crappy day, why not watch the Jean-Michel Basquiat doc, Radiant Child? Here you go! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZKiYnuvK8c

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