Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Wooster Street Social Club

One of the more extremely interesting hybrid art + life spaces is New York City in Wooster Street Social Club. From the reality series LA Ink and Miami Ink, star Ami James and film producer Charlie Corwin set up an open-to-the-public tattoo shop, art gallery, and event space also has under round-the-clock filming. The former 4600 square foot Christian Science church in Soho is doing tattoos and art events. “I think of the show as a performance-art piece in the gallery,” says Corwin.

This weekend they opened a show by the street political and social artist activist Shepard Fairey. In the last year Fairey initiated a community mural project that encouraged New York youth to create art: The A Positive Thought Cannot Be Denied --8×4 murals designed by the youth of the Citykids Foundation.
The completed murals and limited editions can be seen (and are sold) at the Social Club .
My daughter Kat is working there and we bought a few of the limited edition prints for $150! Tattoos for both of us come next week.
This reminds me of Soho when I worked here in the 1970s + 80s and it is a very refreshing antidote to the couture boutiques.
43 Wooster St (between Broome and Grand Sts) Soho
(646) 545-3300woostersocial.com


Post a Comment