Tag: Andy Warhol

Penny Arcade: Downtown Iconoclast and “Queen of the Underground” to host GVSHP’s Village Awards

Penny Arcade has been living the bohemian life in New York City, and making art about it, on and off for more than four decades. She says she is “fundamentally a poet,” but also sings, dances, acts, and claims a

Anthology Film Archives – 2018 Village Awardee

Anthology Film Archives is an international center dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of film and video, with a particular focus on independent, experimental, and avant-garde cinema. GVSHP is proud to honor Anthology Film Archives with a 2018 Village Awards at

Valerie Solanas: Questions, Context, and a Messy Legacy in the Village

Valerie Solanas (April 9, 1936 – April 25, 1988) is nothing if not divisive. She was a mysterious Villager known for being a radical lesbian feminist separatist, for writing the wild, controversial SCUM Manifesto, for shooting Andy Warhol and two others at

The Women’s House of Detention

To walk by the verdant, lush garden behind the graceful Jefferson Market Library today, one can scarcely imagine that it was once the site of an eleven-story prison, the notorious Women’s House of Detention. The latest addition to the GVSHP

Whaam! Pow! Celebrating the Life and Work of Roy Lichtenstein

In a city filled to the brim with galleries, museums, artists’ studios, and, of course, avid art lovers, we’ve all undoubtedly walked by a display of Pop Art at some point. From sidewalk tables of Warhol-esque souvenirs, to t-shirts and

Celebrating the Birthday and Legacy of Jean-Michel Basquiat

This week, we celebrate the life and legacy of Jean-Michel Basquiat, who was born on December 22, 1960.

On This Day: Lou Reed’s “Walk On The Wild Side”

Today marks forty-four years since the release of Lou Reed’s classic paean to downtown New York, and some of the more prominent characters that occupied that space and time, Walk on the Wild Side. the original single At the time,

Jean-Michel Basquiat and the East Village art scene of the 1980’s

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s life and work are synonymous with the East Village/NoHo art scene of the 1980’s.  From his early years as a burgeoning young artist while studying at City-as-School, a progressive high school GVSHP proposed for historic district designation which operates on

Happy Birthday, Truman Capote

The writer we know as Truman Capote was born Truman Streckfus Persons on September 30, 1924 in New Orleans. Although he grew up in the South, he and his family moved to New York in 1933, where he lived until

Happy Birthday Lou Reed

Famed Rock n Roll legend and Greenwich Village icon, Lou Reed, was born on March 2, 1942. Reed grew up on Long Island and moved to New York City at the early age of twenty and co-founded the groundbreaking band

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