Here on my blog I like to write about one of my favourite places (NYC) and my favorite eras (the 80s). So I am happy to highlight this piece on an exhibit on the music of New York at time: New York, New Music: how the city became a hotbed for music in the 80s | Music | The Guardian.
New York then was a hotbed not only for music, but for art. After almost dying in the 60s and 70s, it started it’s Phoenix rebirth in the 80s. I was happy to be a part of it, and I often like to highlight it. That Guardian piece does a good job of capturing the place and the time.
(Photo by Bryan G. on Unsplash. I don’t think it is of the 80s, but it is a photo of the Lower East Side and it is reminiscent of it.)
I love this story. In the 80s, Haring went to a club and painted the mural you see above. To prevent it from being demolished, Barcelona City Council Steps in to Preserve a Little-known Keith Haring Mural.
Good for them! Something similar was done for a painting by Basquiat.
Here’s to the preservation of great works by great artists from the 80s.
For me, it’s this bridge which according to BlogTO is going to be demolished:
When I first moved to Toronto in the 80s I lived near this area and used to pass under this bridge all the time. There’s nothing attractive about it, save the murals, which weren’t there when I lived there.
Still, I will miss it when it is gone, ugly or not.
I am starting mine. Two weeks. Two weeks needs not one but two classics from the 80s:
May you enjoy your holidays and vacation, whenever it occurs.