Here is one of the most impressive pics documenting my romantic relationships, which were always an important part of my work: Aug 26, 1988 at #moma after finishing a #blood -x intervention standing in front of my "GIFT" accompanied by @theresarodrigues, whom I dated at the time, and two security guards, waiting for the police. The two #Picasso paintings which were next to my blood splash, were taken off for restoration. I used 6 x 10ml tubes of my blood to create the work. Theresa stayed with me until the police arrived and then went to to do some media contacts. There was a large crowd of #RivingtonSchool artists during my intervention including @ruokelly and #ToyoTsuchiya . Toyo took many photos. This one was taken by the museum's photographer which later they used at the court as evidence and I got only a bad quality photocopy through my lawyer. I was charged with 10million$ damages to the Picassos, second degree felony, 5 years in prison. Over two years later I ended up paying a fine and I was deported back to Canada.
@jaceogram and Peter Francis performing in the back yard of ABC No Rio during the "Extremists" exhibition, 1983. Photo by Toyo.
Read more about the early history of ABC No Rio and East Village art in the book *ABC No Rio Dinero: The Story of a Lower East Side Art Gallery,* online at http://98bowery.com/return-to-the-bowery/abcnorio-exhibitions-1983.php
We met with artist Adrian Wilson @interiorphotography who took us up to the roof of an apartment building on 1st ave and 2nd street where we created an installation of graffiti/action dedicated to #toyotsuchiya and the #rivingtonschool .
Thank you Toyo. You had such a wonderful spirit and I know it will live on through your art and through all the people you've touched. I will always love and admire the humble, generous, thoughtful, warm hearted man that you were. Thank you for letting me know you, thank you for your family, and thank you for all the kindness and love you've always shown me. I will always remember the Chinese buns you'd bring for Tobe and I, the Japanese curry you taught my mother how to make, the kitchen cart you made for me, the dinners we shared in Chinatown, Congee, our trip through Arizona, the lessons you've taught me, introducing me to Sapporo on 49th, the books you've given me, Christmas morning with bagels and lox (truly, it was the only one I've ever had), for teaching me how to play golf, for the pink socks you gave to my sister. I always thought of you, and I will miss you so dearly. Ori told me in Buddhism it helps the spirit move on if their loved ones are okay, if they remember and focus on the happy memories instead of letting the grief take over. You were the most caring man I knew, and now I will think upon all the good moments we've had, all the happiness you've brought into my life, my family's, and so so many others. You live on through us and through your work. I love you Toyo. Be well #toyotsuchiya#shammyphotography#farewell#grandcanyon#sunsetsthatarentsogood
TOYO TSUCHIYA : Photographic Art Presentation
An introduction to the works of Toyo Tsuchiya and his photographic poems about Lower Manhattan in the 80s.
Presented by Stephen Black, TOYO is about conversation. The images are displayed on a laptop ; nothing is framed.
By contrast, the work from a few years later, when Mr. Tsuchiya had become involved in the art scene that was emerging on the Lower East Side, has a charged, in-the-thick-of-things immediacy. His subject wasn't the professionalized East Village gallery phenomenon but the fringe activity taking place in the working class, primarily Hispanic neighborhood centered below Houston Street on Rivington Street.
Toyo Tsuhiya is a Japanese born artist/photographer and one of the early artists involved in the Rivington School art movement of the Eat Village art scene of New York City in the 1980s, and directed many of the performance and exhibitions at the club No Se No.
Tonight's publication party starts at 7pm! Help us welcome Max Blagg to celebrate the publication of Slow Dazzle. This illustrated book documents Max's collaborations with artists like Larry Clark, Alex Katz, Jack Pierson, Richard Prince, Jerelyn Hanrahan, Keith Sonnier and many others.
We are fortunate to have Max Blagg still sharing his poetic post-Beat wit and wisdom. He speaks in the language of our rapidly disappearing tribe; a language filled with pain and delight. —Nan Goldin
Today were at #howlhappening to review the #NewyorkUnderground of the 80's through the lens of #ToyoTsuchiya . really happy to have met the gallery Director and realize that its a non profit Gallery. Last exhibition was blessed by #MarcJacobs by doing a colaboration with the artist so expect some A1 sauce on the work. We'll be here from 6pm to 6:45pm then were off to the #sohograndhotel for our #Kitsune finalé . stay productive!! #TMJArts