Jimmy Wright: Bathhouse, Meatpacking District and the Dream Cards

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Bathhouse, Meatpacking District and the Dream Cards presents a selection of drawings from the 1970s by Jimmy Wright (born 1944). Made just as Wright hit New York City, these works chart his engagement with the subculture of gay bathhouses and clubs, and the more colourful side of street life on the Lower East Side. An insightful observer of human behaviour deeply engaged with the action himself, Wright was the fascinated documentarian of a fleeting scene. By the 1980s he had turned this attention inward, to his own dream life, which he religiously charted in sketches and annotations on what he called "dream cards". Bathhouse, Meatpacking District and the Dream Cards brings these three bodies of drawings together with an interview of the artist conducted by Jim Dempsey and an essay by John Corbett.
ISBN 9780997499520. Corbett vs. Dempsey.
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Bathhouse, Meatpacking District and the Dream Cards presents a selection of drawings from the 1970s by Jimmy Wright (born 1944). Made just as Wright hit New York City, these works chart his engagement with the subculture of gay bathhouses and clubs, and the more colourful side of street life on the Lower East Side. An insightful observer of human behaviour deeply engaged with the action himself, Wright was the fascinated documentarian of a fleeting scene. By the 1980s he had turned this attention inward, to his own dream life, which he religiously charted in sketches and annotations on what he called "dream cards". Bathhouse, Meatpacking District and the Dream Cards brings these three bodies of drawings together with an interview of the artist conducted by Jim Dempsey and an essay by John Corbett.
  • Subtitle
    New York Underground 1973-1990
  • Author
    Edited by Emily Letourneau John Corbett Interview by Jim Dempsey
  • Publisher
    Corbett vs. Dempsey
  • Release
    May 2017
  • Binding
    hb
  • Format
    120 pages, 79 colour. 23.5 x 31.1 cm
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    in stock
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    available
  • Date added
    May 2017