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Art After Midnight: The East Village Scene Paperback – August, 1986


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 133 pages
  • Publisher: St Martins Pr (August 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312049765
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312049768
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,978,082 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

The outrageous energy of the participants and their subsequent notoriety will carry the reader through this uncritical, discursive pop history of what Hager calls the "Global East Village." He begins with CBGB's and its development as the premier club for punk rock and the nihilistic youth culture of its audience. The author then covers various groupings that were to make Manhattan's East Village and neoexpressionism buzzwords of the '80s: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf and Keith Haring receive extensive coverage, as well as performance artists like Ann Magnuson and "personalities" such as Patti Astor. The book culminates with the explosion of galleries in the East Village and its impact on the New York art marketplace. Hager's treatment is unremarkable but, as always, the East Village provides its own momentum. (July
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By cr on October 10, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book changed my life as an artist. I picked it up the paperback version of this in the late 80's when it was first published and it shaped the style of art I do today.
My favorite person in this book is still relatively unheard of: Kenny Sharf. Many of the artists are unknowns, and that is what I like about this book. It's nice to hear about artists other than the standard Andy Warhols. It talks about graffiti art, punk art, the clubs (CBGBs, Club 57, Mudd Club), the music (the Ramones, Klaus Nomi, Television to name a few), the parties (Lydia Lunch, Ann Magnuson, the Fun Gallery)...the whole art scene in the East Village during the 70s and 80s. Most of the illustrations are in black and white (at least in the paperback), which is a shame because I bet the artwork is better represented in color.
Great read!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 26, 1998
Format: Paperback
Well, i am not from New York and don't know how authentic this book is - but i certainly enjoyed it. Art after Midnight chronicles the development of the East Village Art Scene. It's interesting to read about Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat before they became famous. Lots of great pictures and history. A treasure.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ihasch on October 11, 2010
Format: Paperback
I happened across this book when it was referenced in another book I was reading and was lucky enough to find it in a used book store. It is the vibrant tale of an even more vibrant time in NYC cultural history where music and art, uptown and downtown, hip hop and punk interacted and produced enduring changes in both the musical and artistic worlds. I came to this book primarily as a fan of music and the NYC punk scene, but in reading endlessly about the music of the period and places like CBGBs and Max's Kansas City, I was struck by the rich cultural renaissance that accompanied punk and followed in its wake in places like the Mudd Club, Irving Plaza and Club 57, exemplified in people like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Klaus Nomi among many others chronicled in the book, and particularly in how all these forces interacted and played off each other. I read this book cover to cover in a few hours and was provided an invaluable portrait of a world that is in one sense lost but also still present in the cultural waves it created. I'm happy I discovered this book and even happier that I read it and added it to my collection.
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Format: Paperback
This is a great book, I bought a few of them at the time (first edition) and I collected the art from many of the artists and also some great one at the time not mentioned in this particular book, but in others. If you want to see part of my collection you can go to [...]
Enjoy!!!!
Bodi Lucas
bodilucas1@yahoo.com
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