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HALF GALLERY

HALF GALLERY

Gorgeous Kodachrome Shots of New York’s Downtown Art Scene

Renowned photographer David Armstrong became friends with Nan Goldin at fourteen. Flipping through these glossy, vibrant, intimate Kodachrome shots, there’s a glimmer of Goldin’s influence — an intimacy, a fragility in the hugs, a hazy deliberateness in their hazy smirks. But what are we saying? Any party (and the morning after) shots are better in Kodachrome, especially if they’re a few decades in the past, removed from immediate judgement, with the satin dresses flowing in crimson and the “innocent-bohemian wilderness” on full blast. The Night & Day exhibit and upcoming book from Morel shows off David Armstrong’s Kodachrome photographs from the late ’70s and early ’80s New York “scene.” There were familiar, important faces glinting through — Jean-Michel Basquiat, John Waters, Rene Ricard, Philip-Lorca diCorcia. But mostly, we’re in there for that…feeling. Catch it now on view at the Half Gallery in New York.

Jul 10th, 2012 @ 02:30 pm › Marina Galperina

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