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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Blondie, Rimbaud, & Patti Smith

It's dirty, it's grimy, and it's wonderful. It's the late '70s all over again at the Grey Art Gallery with its exhibition "The Downtown Show: The New York Art Scene, 1974-1984." The show recalls the era when NYC was bankrupt and artists were dirt poor and never thought that they would make it. They gleefully made art for art's sake while they and the city were going down in flames. This exhibit captures the time and mania, featuring some of my favorite artists, such as Karen Finley and Cindy Sherman. The show is definitely worth checking out.

David Wojnarowicz's images of a Rimbaud stand-in

A raw video of a magnetic Patti Smith performing