Born in 1938, Alex Harsley is a Documentary Photographer, a Curator for The 4th Street Photo Gallery and Founder of the Minority Photographers Inc.
Alex and Amon sat for about an hour or so to talk about photographic sciences, visual conversations and surviving the nature of life.
Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/alex-harsley/
Obarh and Amon hold court in the 14th Street/Eighth Avenue underground New York City Subway station. In this episode they talk about vampires, having a heart, energy, messages for young artists and the chosen few who are able to see the light.
Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/obarh-interview/
Back in the Lower East Side but this time to kick it with Marc Leader of 212 Arts Gallery. Marc talks about growing up in Coney Island, his introduction to Jan van Eyck, his love for the movie Road House, the key to selling art and the misconceptions of owning a gallery in New York.
Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/marc-leader/
Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/julius-wiedemann/
Amon Focus kicked it with Power Malu at Overthrow Boxing gym in the Lower East Side to talk about the club scene in the 90s, various hustles, the Lyricist Lounge Show, getting into running, Bridge Runners, sports injuries, living a healthy lifestyle, his early days with Al Sharpton and activism.
Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/power-malu/
Carlo McCormick is an American culture critic and curator living in New York City. He is the author of numerous books, monographs and catalogues on contemporary art and artists.
Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/carlo-mccormick/
Carlo McCormick met up with Amon Focus in a kitchen deep in the Lower East Side to talk about art, culture and history. In this episode they talk about youth culture, owning your history, privatization of public spaces, huge cultural shifts, Emory Douglas, Jamie Reed and the broken window theory.
A few days ago I had an incredible conversation with the "First Lady of Graffiti" Lady Pink. In this episode we talk about her early days of painting trains with elite graffiti writers, proving herself, playing the construction game and mentoring young artists.
Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/lady-pink/
Met up with Leo in midtown to talk about growing up in Washington Heights, being a wild curious kid, the cultural microscope, demystifying the facade of the art world, being a Social Scientist and empowering the disenfranchised.
Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/leopold-vasquez/
Crash talks comics, Style Wars, painting trains, Keith Haring, types of spray paint, caps and our responsibly to tell the history of graffiti correctly.
Show Notes: https://www.newyorksaid.com/john-crash-matos/