John Sex with Aqua Net, Club 57 ladies room. Aquanet.
M Henry Jones at the door
Henry at the door of 57 Saint Marks Place.
PS 57 performance
Peter Kwaloff in costume for PS 57
PS 57 performance
Jonathan Quinn in the production of PS 57
Frank Holiday and William?
Frank Holiday and I think it's William Fleet Lively
Simone & Deb O'Nair
Simone & Deb O'Nair, the re is a package for Dany & Ande on the shelf behind them.
Chris & Nancy
Chris and Nancy worked with me at a clothing company, he was a salesman, she is a designer. Chris also DJ'd retro 50s events at Carmelita's Reception House on 14th Street.
Dany at the DJ booth.
Charlotte Slivka, met her at the Ladies Auxiliary and she was also in Pulsallama.
Susan Hannaford at the door.
Country Western Night at Club 57
Wendy Wild on the far right, channeling Dolly Parton. Katy K in the center.
Lady Wrestling night at Club 57
Photographer, unknown, I have the slide.
Jonathan Quinn, Jon Weiss, April Palmieri & Marek Pakulski
Ladies Wrestling night
Bill Landis MC, April and Diana Lillig wrestlers, Marek my "manager" in the turban.
Photographer, unknown, I have the slide.
Diana Lillig 1980
Tish & Snooky
The most lovely Bellamo sisters of the band Sick F*cks & creators of the legendary Manic Panic shop, hair color and makeup line. Club 57 Debutante Ball.
Locations Beyond Club 57
This is a collection of images including Club 57 members in locations other than the club itself, and some after the club ceased to be.
These are photos I took, and some taken of me with my camera.
I started with a Minolta SLR, then I got a Nikon point and shoot later in the 80s, the same model that Warhol used. The flash would not always fire properly on the Minolta, getting a good shot at night was rare, and it was large enough to discourage schelpping it around in any situation.
I have since discarded my old cameras because I carried them around and used them until they wore out, or broke. The Nikon died from using rechargeable NiCad batteries rather than Alkaline. Actually I did that twice, a second camera also overheated one too many times from NiCad batteries. Live and learn.
I kept a lot of things. Sometimes I wonder why, then I look a little closer. It's all part of our collective story.
2010 Club 57 Art Show poster
Photo & flyer by me.
I designed the flyer and produced this event.
The competition was won by artist Peter Dudek.
Soundtrack column by Roy Trakin, In Cinema Magazine
Here's Mudd in your Eye by Roy Trakin.
Article featuresNIGHTCLUBBING cable tv show produced by Pat ivers and Emily Armstrong and their work at Danceteria. There are Polaroids of Pat Ivers, and Deb O'Nair & Rudi Protrudi illustrating the article.
In Cinema magazine distributed at movie theaters. Volume I issue II
Pulsallama Christmas Cards
1982, painted commercially produced Christmas card for Pulsallama by April Palmieri. I painted two versions with dayglo paint and color xeroxed the cards. Photo from my camera taken backstage at The Venue, London, by Dick O'Dell of Y records.
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Wendy Wild, John Sex & Miss April at the home of Arturo in the Mission District. We performed at Club DV8 on the same bill as Sylvester.
John Sex and Wendy Wild on the beach. We were in town to do a show.
Wendy was always a great model. I had assignment to photograph punk fashion from a postcard company. I like this dramatic car wreck somewhere near Tompkins Square Park, Alphabet City.
Wendy Wild Pulsallama
Pulsallama played at The Venue in London, 1982.
Wendy poses with Foam Core guitar she created.
Window shopping. Boots. Pulsallama tour, 1982 London
Katy K fashion show models backstage Long Island
April Palmieri & Wendy Wild modeling fashions by designer Katy K at a rockabilly nightclub. I bet Katy remembers the name of the club.
This is a photo by Julie Scher.
Beyond Club 57 part 2
More photos of people I know from Club 57 in other locations like The Mudd Club, The Pyramid Club, Palladium, Danceteria, Limelight, Area, The Cat Club, and more.
Scharf room at the Palladium
I was invited to dance in the Space Party video in Kenny Scharf room installation at the Palladium 1985. I brought my camera.
Kenny Scharf Space Party
Kenny Scharf designed and created the lounge of the Palladium, and filmed Space Party there.
In the Scharf Room at the Palladium NYC
The Slide Show
My final edit of 80 images for the exhibition Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983 at MoMA opening 10/31/17.
Lower East Side story
I'm researching some images for an upcoming book about the Lower East Side. My maternal grandmother was born on Essex Street. My dad was born on Chrystie Street in 1929. I lived in the Lower East Side from 1975 to 1999.
Greenwich Village Art Show 1987
Frank Palmieri, with daughters April and Janice. This is my father's outdoor gallery space at the famous Greenwich Village Art Show in Manhattan. I discovered he painted on the reverse side of a painting I really liked, a landscape from Maine. We are posing with the original painting facing the camera. He painted on masonite panels. Dad was born on the Lower East Side, on Chrystie Street in the early 1920s. After serving in WW2 in the Army Air Corps, Frank went to The Art Student's League, where he met his wife Anita. They ran their own art galleries in NY, Maine and Florida.