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"Maripol's portraits represent an intimate and glamorously blurry love letter..."
The Village Voice

During the early 80s, New York’s Lower East Side was a hotbed of creative activity. Unknown artists were synthesizing the fertile ground at the legendary New York nightclubs Studio 54, the Mudd Club, Club 57, Palladium, and Danceteria while on their way to international fame
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by powerHouse Books
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May 14, 2012 Phyllis rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fashion, art, photography
A collection of Polaroid photos of the 80s East Village art scene by designer/stylist/artist/all around genius Maripol. Your interest/enjoyment of these photos is contingent on your interest in New Wave fashions, the 80s New York art scene, and Polaroids. I love all of these things, so I fell madly in love with this book. It's been remaindered and you can buy it for a penny (shipping not included) online, so if you have even a passing interest in what Debbie Harry was wearing in the early 80s th ...more
Jun 06, 2011 Mark rated it it was ok
Shelves: photography
We could be heroes.

We came to New York to meet our heroes. We dressed like them, talked like them, lived like them. For a few dollars, anyone could walk into a thrift store and come out looking like a movie star ... motorcycle jacket, cocktail dress, sharkskin suit, stilettos, black eyeliner, tuxedo shirt, and the most important element – the right hair. That was the look; you were Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, Edie, Marlon Brando, James Dean, Alain Delon.

You went to art school by day, but it
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Aug 11, 2007 Alexandra Infante rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: photo people and 80s lovers
Shelves: artbooks
This book has so many great photos from the eighties. I love the fact that everything is taken in Polaroid.
Nov 05, 2010 Lexie rated it liked it
The candid photos of famous people from the early 80s are fun to look at.
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