• Evening dress.
Place of origin: Paris
Artist/Maker: Jean Patou
Medium: Silk, embroidered with glass bugle beads and imitation baroque pearls, lined with georgette and fastened with metal hooks and eyes.
Who absolutely hates anime and anything with it. Who hates all the music I like. Who hates the fact I watch anime. Who tells me there’s no point to watching it. Who says it doesn’t teach you anything. Who says it doesn’t make you happy…..that lady.
Is in my house right now singing history maker and I don’t know what to do!?!?!?!?
▪Folding stool (pliant) (one of a pair).
Maker: Jean-Baptiste-Claude Sené (1748–1803)
Decorator: Carved by Nicolas François Vallois (1738–1788)
Maker: Gilded by Louis-François Chatard (ca. 1749–1819)
Maker: Rosette-shaped bosses on bolt ends gilded by Chaudron
Andy Warhol and Divine at a party in Andy’s honor at the re-opening of the Copacabana nightclub. Allan Tannenbaum, 1976.
Interview: Allan Tannenbaum with Justin Strauss
If you weren’t there to see it but can imagine in your mind New York City in the ‘70s, you can thank Allan Tannenbaum. Tannenbaum worked as chief photographer for Soho Weekly in the ‘70s and ‘80s, extensively documenting the music, glitter, fashion and magic of Downtown New York in an era when Art was Queen and nightlife, the great equalizer.
Find here an interview between two of New York’s most treasured gems — music producer, remixer and DJ Justin Strauss and photographer Allan Tannenbaum, who first met in 1981 when Tannenbaum snapped Strauss’ portrait during a DJ night at New York’s legendary club, The Ritz. We caught them chatting on a bench at The Gallery at Ace Hotel New York where Allan Tannenbaum’s retrospective show Take Me to Funkytown: New York in the 70s is on display until Monday.
Justin Strauss: Hi Allan. Let’s start at the beginning. What inspired you to want to become a photographer? Was there someone? A photograph?
Allan Tannenbaum: I was with a friend who had a nice 35mm camera.