~SEAN VEGEZZI SCORES . . NEW YORK TIMES PROFILE
SEAN VEGEZZI . . . one of the 3 young curators of ’15 WARREN STREET’ . . . that huge blast of an opening, of fresh air & talent !! . . . that opened the 2014 NEW YEAR, with a rush of raw energy . . . and was featured on artlovers for all of JAN 2014 !!
scored a remarkable write-up in the NEW YORK TIMES, this weekend !!
the article, titled . . ‘Closed Doors ? Not a Problem’, was penned by ALAN FEUR – and was featured in both the print and online editions, in the Metropolitan section – ‘ALBUM’ column.
and, for sure: check out the slide show !!
the ‘kids’ in the pix – are SEAN and his pals.
I believe in the hi-vantage point photo, ‘A View from the Top of the Manhattan Bridge in 2009’, that is SEAN VEGEZZI himself . . on the top rungs of the bridge, at an alarming, mother-killing heart-stopping (!!) height . . .
hey, just local kids from the hood. the hood of TRIBECA !!
also, NOTICE THE DOMINANT ROLE of ‘LIGHT’ . . in all the pix !!
and it goes without saying, from the ashes . . . rises !!
the World Trade Center towers were crashed down, right in front of these kids – 8 years earlier, 9-11-2001.
I guess most of them would have been, what ? . . 10.
it would be wise, never to under-estimate the power of that destruction, but esp on the young kids of NYC.
ARCHIVAL PHOTO, 2006:
SEAN VEGEZZI, at THE CANAL CHAPTER, an early SERF and MINT / MIRF venue/project.
CANAL STREET, TRIBECA, NYC JUNE 2006.
yes. that’s a DAZE painting he’s standing in front of. DAZE another local, straight out of a NYC hood, a couple of generations earlier.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
SEAN . . was 15 at the time I took the photo. that was the first time I met him.
I guess that makes him all of . . 23 now.
and with a big NYT profile, under his belt !!
read the original post: SEAN / NYC EXPOSED – artlovers archive
SEAN VEGEZZI, TODAY – LOWER MANHATTAN, NYC. FEB 20, 2014.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
street photographer SEAN VEGEZZI, has also put out a book, manned a couple of solo photo shows, and recently co-curated . . with ABELINE COHEN and ANDREW KASS, the huge ’15 WARREN STREET’ 2014 New Year blow-out . .
it would be a mistake to pigeon-hole any of these guys, or their friends.
Sean in particular . . doesn’t like to be pigeon-holed as simply a ‘street photographer’ . . or even, ‘photographer/curator’. the dug-down, illuminated site specific piece he installed for ’15 WARREN ST’, definitely says this local kid is not only an ‘ARTIST’, who wears many hats . . he’s a force to be reckoned with . .
emphasis on . . reckon !! / see: Urban Dictionary: reckon .. !!
look out NYC !!
look out world.
R.I.P. JEAN MICHEL, STAY HIGH, DAN ASHER & all other dead downtown gods.
and even SIMON CERIGO, and incl. the recently departed . . RENE RICARD !!
NYC is still . . king.