Bande à part : New York Underground 60's 70's 80's

by Billy Name (Photographer)

Paperback, 2009

Status

Available

Publication

Berkeley, CA : Gingko Press, 2009.

Description

Bande a parte is a collection of photographs taken by those who were the eyes in the darkness, the insiders among the outsiders of art. What distinguishes this group is that they are not professionals in the sense that taking pictures wasn't really a job, it was a compulsion, something they had to do. Billy Name was a major domo at the silver Warhol Factory, Gerard Malanga was a poet and Warhol's painting assistant, Danny Fields was a mover and shaker in the record business, responsible for the management of such talents as Iggy and The Stooges, The Doors and The Ramones. Even those who were photographers by trade were not the kind who waited for assignments, they were self-taught anthropologists who wanted to document their time, their place. And clearly, these pictures tell their stories better than words ever could.… (more)

Language

Original language

French

Barcode

6307
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