July 20, 2009

Esopus of Independence

Independence Day weekend photos in Phoenicia, NY by Slava and I

July 14, 2009


OTK Discipline!
organized by Gio Black Peter & Brian Kenny

@ the Starr Space in Brooklyn last Friday July 10.
Photographs by Slava Mogutin

The O.Teepee. K.

sculpture by Ericka Keck

Bathrooms by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (photos) and Nico Urquiza (installation)

Performance by Micki Pellerano (in red) and company

Hula Hoop/Popcorn Performance by Malcolm Stuart

MC set by Leif

Big OTK THANKS and SPANKS to all performers, participants and spectators, especially
Alex Sedano, Bec Stupak, Billy Miller, Bruce LaBruce, Claire Priestley, Daniel McKernan, Desi Santiago, envoy enterprises, Ericka Keck, Fixx Invictus, Jah Jah (aka Janine Gordon), Jared Buckheister, Jason Ferrar, Josh Bloom, Leif, Luigi y Luca, Lukas, Lyndsey Welgos, Malcolm Stuart, Max Steele, Micki Pellerano, Nico Urquiza, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Prickimage, Richie Rennt, Robert Sumrell, Scott Hug, Slava Mogutin, SPANK Zine & Co., Stuart Sandford, Starr Space crew (Joseph and CB) & Viva Ruiz

More OTK pics! by
NY Press: (by Gerry Visco)
OUT Magazine (by Jason Rodgers)
Slava Mogutin (focus on the bathroom installation)
Nico Urquiza
Lyndsy Welgos
Erika Keck

R.I.P. Dash Snow

Just found out the talented downtown NYC artist Dash Snow died last night of an overdose. Like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kurt Cobain, he was just 27. Really sad, he was such a friendly and enormously talented guy with a promising future (I loved his collages and installations) and now leaves behind a young daughter.

(photo by Terry Richardson)

Some comments left by readers on a New York Times article on his death:

Very sad. Dash Snow sported an annoying “hipper-than-thou” art-world persona, but his artistic talent was undeniable.Unfortunately, he was not only a brilliant artist but a drug addict as well. Here we have the Basquiat of the 21st century.— OnTenthAvenue

Privileged young kid wastes life with debauchery and becomes ‘artist’ by documenting said destruction with polaroids. Just so he can remember what happened.Soooooo 1980’s! Maybe the deMenils can build a museum for him in Houston. — atron

As he was famous for being a drug addict, this is not surprising. RIP. — tim
Just got out of rehab in March. My goodness. Really sad. This seems to be not about stupid choices or cliches, but about addiction. Tragic.— CourtneyAJ

Wow, the seediness, violence, and poverty of the world of the grandson of Christophe de Menil. Now that’s what I call intense. — Jim

Links to DASH SNOW's artwork:

Tiny Vices (Dash's Polaroids)

Peres Projects

Saatchi Gallery (Dash's installations and Collages)