Category: new york city

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Madonna Polaroids by Richard Corman, 1983.

In June 1983, 24 year old Madonna was rising on the club charts with singles Everybody and Burning Up. Photographer Richard Corman captured pre-fame Madonna at home one month before the release of her debut album. At the time she was living on East 4th Street between Avenue A and B.

twixnmix: Couples in New York City  Ike Tu…

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Couples in New York City 

Ike Turner & Tina Turner in Central Park on July 2, 1971.

John Lennon & Yoko Ono

on 73rd St and Central Park West on April 2,1973

Sonny Bono & Cher on Lexington Avenue on May 5, 1973.

(Photos by Bob Gruen)

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Elvis Presley reading fan mail in his suite at the Warwick Hotel in New York City on March 17, 1956. 

Elvis

stayed at the the Warwick when he appeared on the Dorsey Brothers’ ‘Stage Show’ program on CBS-TV. Between the afternoon rehearsal and the evening performance, he returned to the Warwick Hotel to rest and freshen up.

(Photos by Alfred Wertheimer)

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Madonna, a former lover of Jean-Michel Basquiat tells her story

I am not sure if I met Jean-Michel in an art gallery or a night-club, but in those days you couldn’t tell the difference.

He had the presence of a movie star and I was crazy about him. He carried crumpled wads of money in the pockets of his paint-splattered Armani suits. Money he felt guilty about having. Money he always gave away to less fortunate friends.

I remember Jean-Michel’s tag – Samo- which was accompanied with a little crown and I remember thinking he was a genius. He was. But he wasn’t very comfortable with it.

I remember all the girls were in love with him and one night I looked out of his loft window and saw a girl whose heart he had broken, burning his paintings in a big bonfire. I wanted to stop her and rescue his paintings, but he didn’t seem to mind. He said it was their fate.

I remember him getting up at 3am and sleep-walking to an empty canvas. He stood inches away from it and proceeded to paint the most minuscule figures and what he did was so beautiful and intellectual and I stood watching him with dumbfounded amazement

He was one of the people I was truly envious of. But he didn’t know how good he was and was plagued with insecurities. He used to say he was jealous of me because music is more accessible and it reached more people. He loathed the idea that art was appreciated by an elite group.

When I broke up with him he demanded I give back the paintings he had given me. Not because he didn’t think I deserved them, but because he was obsessed with the idea that I would sell them.

He was so paranoid. of course, I was heart-broken but complied. Now I couldn’t buy one of his paintings if I wanted to.

When I heard that Jean-Michel had died I was not surprised. He was too fragile for this world.

I remember one summer having dinner with Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Jean-Michel at Mr Chow’s and feeling like the luckiest girl in the world to have known him. To have known all of them. Now they’re all gone.

(Source: New Straits Times – 2 June 1996)

twixnmix: Debbie Harry and Andy Warhol photog…

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Debbie Harry and Andy Warhol photographed by Chris Stein at

the Factory

at 860 Broadway, 1980.

twixnmix:Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith p…

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Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith photographed by

Norman Seeff, 1969.

Keith Haring painting a mural on FDR Drive (91…

Keith Haring painting a mural on FDR Drive (91st) in New York City, 1984.

In their apartment at 444 East 57th Street, ma…

In their apartment at 444 East 57th Street, married American couple playwright Arthur Miller (1915 – 2005) and actress Marilyn Monroe (1926 – 1962) talk with theatrical producer Kermit Bloomgarden (1904 – 1976), New York, New York, 1958. 

(Photos by Robert W. Kelley)

Andy Warhol and his crew, shot around Manhatta…

Andy Warhol and his crew, shot around Manhattan’s Lower East Side in 1966, included Ingrid Superstar and Gerard Malanga as part of fashion shoot for the literary magazine East Side Review. The magazine went out of business before the images were even published and as the decades went on, they had been shelved in Fink’s vast archive

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Malcolm X with his daughter Qubilah Shabazz

in Harlem

on February 20, 1965.  

He was assassinated the next day at the Audubon Ballroom in front of his wife and children.

(Photos by Duilio Pallottelli)