The myth of the Chelsea Hotel, the excesses, the loves, the challenges, the glamor, the art, the creativity, the madness. The beauty of the faces and stories of those who lived in the most iconic of New York hotels is multifaceted and complex. This legend inspired the cultural association Tempi Moderni with Ono Arte Contemporanea for the exhibition-event "Stories from the Rooms" and the review "Racconti del Contemporaneo - V edition - Il Palazzo del Sogno", scheduled at Palazzo Fruscione, at the Foundation Ebris and at the Ghirelli Theater, in Salerno, from 9 July to 5 September 2021.
A group of artists who have marked the world of culture, both high and popular, will metaphorically live in the rooms of the second and third floors of Palazzo Fruscione, through the exhibition - unique of its kind - of 109 photographic works, made even more suggestive by a very particular setting that refers to the suggestions and atmospheres of the New York hotel. The texts of the photographic exhibition are made exclusively by the journalist, radio and television presenter Carlo Massarini.
With the contribution of almost 30 photographers and graphic artists of international fame, the exhibition tells this extraordinary adventure. At the Chelsea Hotel, Harry Miller, who had just left Marilyn Monroe, retires to write; Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe will settle there for several years, as will Jackson Pollock, Dylan Thomas, Leonard Cohen and Janis Joplin; Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols in one of those rooms killed his girlfriend Nancy Spungen while Andy Warhol shot his film Chelsea Girls there. And again Madonna, Tom Waits, Dennis Hopper, Bob Dylan, Jack Kerouac, and many others.
These and many other stories will be told in an exhibition that does not want to be just an anthology of characters and key moments in the history of popular culture, but also an opportunity to reflect on the particular climate that has helped to influence and shape the art and culture of the twentieth century.
At Palazzo Fruscione there will be the works of: Rita Barros, Peter Cunningham, Deborah Feingold, Barry Feinstein, Tony Frank, Guido Harari, John Jay, Matt Mahurin, Fred W. Mc Darrah, Inge Morath, Anton Perich, Michael Putland, Sam Shaw , Steve Schapiro, Norman Seeff, Peter Angelo Simon, Ronn Spencer, Allan Tannenbaum, John Tiberi, Fabio Torre, Baron Wolman, Susan Wood.
In dialogue with the photographers who have immortalized the legend of the Chelsea Hotel, in the other rooms of the building, there will be: the historical duo of contemporary art Perino & Vele, the designer and illustrator Stephen Alcorn, the cartoonist Vanna Vinci, the video artist Nicola Di Caprio and Licio Esposito and Paola Vacca of Cactus Film.
From 09 July 2021 to 05 September 2021
LOCATION: Various locations
ADDRESS: Various locations
TIMETABLE: from Tuesday to Friday from 10 to 13 and from 17 to 21. Saturday and Sunday open from 11 to 20. Closed: Monday
E-MAIL INFO : firstname.lastname@example.org
OFFICIAL SITE: http://www.storiesfromtherooms.com
Celebrating a man I’m so lucky to have known, Rene Ricard, on his birthday - poet, artist, actor, art critic, partygoer, and bon vivant, he was famous for his ‘wickedness and wit, his astute and perfervid opinions on art and literature, and his commanding conversational skills’.
In 1978 at age 32 he wrote in a New York Times Op-Ed, “I’ve never worked a day in my life. If I did it would probably ruin my career, which at the moment is something of a cross between a butterfly and a lap dog.”
One of Warhol’s superstars, he appeared in several of his films including Chelsea Girls, and The Andy Warhol Story, in which he played the title role.
My memories of Rene involve cigarettes, dollar bills, the film rights to his life story, Stanley, comparing skin tones, asking me if I liked his art, a gifted book, and the exuberance, life, sparkle, and joy he brought with him everywhere he went.
He’ll always be one of my weird Chelsea Hotel role models - his influence is ongoing.
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Frida Kahlo's Birthday
It’s Frida’s Kahlo’s Birthday! Remembered for her self-portraits, pain and passion, feminists depictions, and use of bold, vibrant colours, it’s often claimed that her and Diego Rivera lived at the Chelsea Hotel.
While I’ve found no evidence in my research to support this, it is noted that they were frequent guests at the composer Virgil Thomson’s notorious soirées held in his apartment suite at the hotel. Other attendees included Salvador Dali, Igor Stravinsky, Tennessee Williams, Peggy Guggenheim, Edward Albee, and more.
While she might not be an official Chelsea Girl, I’m happy to nominate her as an honorary one! Fierce, gutsy, and extremely talented, she brought a lot of beauty to this world.
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Happy Birthday Debbie Harry!
Happy Birthday to living legend, Debbie Harry!
Photographed many times at the Chelsea Hotel, she lived there for about 18 months while her house (also in Chelsea) was renovated after a fire.
An icon, rule breaker, brilliant talent, and role model, we are lucky to have her!
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