NATE LOWMAN & LEO FITZPATRICK, COLLECTIVE HARDWARE, LOWER EAST SIDE. MARCH 8, 2009
. . . we scored that photo of NATE & LEO, at COLLECTIVE HARDWARE – at a ‘little’ party ERIK FOSS threw to close SCOPE during ART FAIR WEEK. COLLECTIVE HARDWARE – 169 Broadway – is kind of a multi-service building – that aims to serve up art, music and film events. It’s kind of like a newborn deer trying to get up on its feet, some of it works, some of it’s wobbly, and some of its completely unknown – and … let’s see what happens !!
LEO FITZPATRICK – a West Orange, New Jersey native.
best known for his role as Telly, the main character in KIDS, but also – he was in the WIRE !!
see: LEO FITZATRICK/WIKIPEDIA
see: LARRY CLARK/ KIDS/Wikipedia
LEO FITZPATRICK – he is also a DJ and a good one, of which there is no doubt.
there is a funny Q&A with him on: aNYthing/HOCUS POCUS FOKUS/LEO FITZPATRICK
COLLECTIVE HARDWARE – the best spot in the house.
COLLECTIVE HARDWARE – artwork by PORK
COLLECTIVE HARDWARE – artwork by PORK
COLLECTIVE HARDWARE – aartwork by PORK
COLLECTIVE HARDWARE – wall mural by NECKFACE
STUART BRAUNSTEIN – the man behind COLLECTIVE HARDWARE.
for background, see: STUART BRAUNSTEIN/BLACKBOOK
photographer RONY RIVELLINI.
TATE STEINSIEK – special effects, monster builder – has a studio space/production shop at COLLECTIVE HARDWARE.
a shelf in the TATE STEINSIEK monster shop at COLLECTIVE HARDWARE.
HIROE works on a monster face.
MIRA BILLOTTE of WHITE MAGIC !! they were to perform a little later.
DOUG SHAW of WHITE MAGIC – checking equipment.
MIRA BILLOTTE of WHITE MAGIC – has star magic !! no doubt about it.
y-e-s !!, check out: WHITE MAGIC/on MySpace !!
MIRA BILLOTTE of WHITE MAGIC.
WHITE MAGIC’S – DOUG SHAW is a pretty talented guy, too.
yes, that is BiCYCLE FILM FESTIVAL FOUNDER/DIRECTOR – BRENDT BARBUR !!
this year BFF hits NYC – JUNE 17-21, 2009 !! WATCH OUT !!
for the latest, see: BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL !!
also at the COLLECTIVE HARDWARE – SCOPE CLOSING PARTY – LANCE E LOS REYES.
Lance had work in the recent ‘BETTER HISTORY’ group show at THE AMERICAN STANDARD GALLERY, that just ‘popped’ up on 10th Ave. in Chelsea.
artist ERIK FOSS, of LIT & FUSE – produced the party for COLLECTIVE HARDWARE.
with him – BRIAN DeGRAW, artist and musician (GANG GANG DANCE).
ERIK FOSS has a small painting studio – on the top floor of the COLLECTIVE HARDWARE.
new work, still in progress by ERIK FOSS.
ERIK collects, by buying them !! – cards from the homeless.
His recent work at SCOPE – was a huge American flag – fashioned from just such placards.
a sign of the times. if I ever did see one.
y-e-s, check it out: ERIK FOSS at SCOPE 2009 !!
ok. it was such a great piece – we are posting it again – ERIK FOSS – ‘HOMELESS AMERIKA’ !!
exhibited at SHOOTING GALLERY,SCOPE ART FAIR, MARCH 2009
PHOTO/COURTESY: ERIK FOSS
just as we leave – we catch ALEX ARCADIA – our fellow veteran of the late 90’s JOSH HARRIS/PSEUDO crew – he made the awesome ‘Meditation’ temple featured in the film – ‘WE LIVE IN PUBLIC’ – the ONDI TIMONER/Interloper Films bio on JOSH HARRIS – dot-com visionary and art party thrower non pareil – that had its NYC premiere at MOMA last weekend.
‘WE LIVE IN PUBLIC’ won the Grand Jury award for Documentary at this year’s (2009) SUNDANCE.
JOSH HARRIS’ million dollar+ MILLENNIUM PARTY – the legendary ‘QUIET’ !! – (also in a 5 story warehouse downtown – with many widely ranging & diverse ‘underground’ artist/participants) was the ‘grandfather’ to this nascent ‘COLLECTIVE HARDWARE’ model – except for one really important detail, now missing, – and that was the man himself – JOSH HARRIS – his eye for raw talent – and his willingness to throw his dot-com mega bucks – and big-time – to fuel it !! well, in the face of the new Depression, in stark contrast to the dot-com circus days – you gotta hope COLLECTIVE HARDWARE – can help keep the faith !!
just down the street – MBW aka MR. BRAINWASH !!
NEVR LIE DOWN !!
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH