jean-michel basquiat, 1984

jeannette and my mother
lived new york 1980's.
in the fullest sense.

i've heard many
crazy stories

but jeannette
captured the era
better than anyone.

sometimes i sit
cross legged like this.
its nice to know i'm
not the only one.

in action

ps: david bowie
and jeffrey wright need
to be on screen more.

"wanna buy some
ignorant art"?

ph: jeannette
montgomery barron

basquiat, 1984, keith haring, 1985,
salome, 1983, burroughs, 1985,
francesco clemente, 1981


Fringe said...

nothing captures a mood more perfectly than a black and white photo, with the exception of a black and white film.

stunning photographs.

brock street said...

would love to have one of these in my home...you have such an amazing eye

Maria said...

Lee: Must read Patti Smith's, "Just Kids." About her realtionships with Robert Mapplethorp, Sam Shepherd at al. Wow! xo

deedeen said...

Do you know how much I have to thank you today? I can finally put a face on the name "Francesco Clemente"! I loved the artwork he did for the film "Great Expectations", and there are not much informations about him on the internet...

sinnlighet said...

Yes yes yes, your blog is just soooo wonderful and gives me a lot of energy!

A footprint from Sweden by Agneta

min it said...

I found your blog randomly and was great, thank you for sharing this photo....

aria said...

i also sit cross-legged like that. i've never ever seen anyone else do it.

Anonymous said...

dear l,
such special people, they are very hard to come by, the look in their eyes are not easy to come across with,
these are very good portraits capturing their essences.
since they lived their lives and some are living as such, we as admirers should live up to their standards of existence. keep your legs crossed.