Last night, David Armstrong's Night and Day
show opened at Half Gallery. Less than ten photographs were on display, allowing each stunning image room to breathe. The Kodachrome pictures from David's archives were taken in New York in 1979, mostly at the iconic night spot the Mudd Club. Recognizable faces include Maripol
and Philip-Lorca diCorcia as well as the photographer himself.
A close friend of Nan Goldin's, David is often considered to be her male artistic counterpart. The selected photos seem to focus on that moment when the party is winding down and the drugs are hurting, but the love and energy still hangs in the air. Stay tuned for the book, published by Mörel Books
, to arrive on OC's shelves. Until then, check out the show, which is up through July 23rd.
208 Forsyth St.
New York, NY 10002