15 June 2010

travel - new york city

installing photos, outsider porn and the highline

We head into New York City this week to install some photos I sold to an up and coming powerhouse attorney. While in town we hope to take in some of the sites.

David Hurles is perhaps best known as "Old Reliable", an "outsider pornographer". OLD RELIABLE was also the name of a company back in the 70s & 80s that created slexy, (sleezy & sexy) images of hot guys with allot of tattoos, wrestling, boxing, sucking on stogies, and just being badass. back in the day. David now lives in a nursing home in Los Angeles, having suffered a stroke about a year ago.

A collection of his photos - a Project Space Exhibition curated by John Waters - is on exhibit at the:
Marianne Boesky Gallery
509 W. 24th St., NYC 10011
June 4 - 26, 2010
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 - 6

The Highline A formerly-abandoned 1930s elevated rail structure, running through the Chelsea section of Manhattan, the High Line has been transformed
over the past few years into a landscaped pedestrian pathway. People have eventually come to recognizing the High Line as 1.5 miles of open space with no intersection with motorized traffic: people should see this in the same light as Central Park. I believe that there is no similar precedent for an elevated park anywhere else in North America. It's not designed as a transit corridor and in fact bikes (as well as skateboards and rollerblades) are not permitted. The High Line is located on Manhattan's West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues. Section 1 of the High Line, which opened to the public on June 9, 2009, runs from Gansevoort Street to 20th Street. Find out more at the Friends of High Line website.
The High Line is open from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily. Last entrance to the park is at 9:45 PM.

IMAGE CREDITS: David Hurles and a friend, 1960s BUTT Magazine. The Highline, in 2003, before conversion into a park. Arch News Now and (the smaller image) the entry to the Highline in 2009 Dwell Magazine.

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