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Luis Carle, Crowbar, NYC, 1996
"Crowbar, NYC," 1996
Luis Carle
silver gelatin print, 8" x 10"


From the artist: "I am the founder of the Organization of Puerto Rican Artists. The owner of Crowbar let me hold a benefit party for the organization. As an exchange, I did an ad for the bar. We re-created the East Village neighborhood in the 1970s -- with a pimp, drag queens, bag lady and cute boys wearing leather."

Why we chose this piece: This piece spoke on a personal level to us, taking us back to the pre-AIDS days of the 1970s in New York City -- a time when people were so blissfully unaware of the devastation that was about to come and change the world forever.


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