Richard Kern: New York Girls, 20th Anniversar... (Richard Kern)
Escape To New York: Revisit those edgy, NY girls of the early 90s New York Girls, published by TASCHEN Books in 1995,...
Escape To New York: Revisit those edgy, NY girls of the early 90s New York Girls, published by TASCHEN Books in 1995, defined a time, a place, and the raw esthetic of the artist Richard Kern. Kern was a leading figure in the 1980s Cinema of Transgression, director of the iconic filmsYou Killed Me First, FingeredandSubmit to Me Now; producer of Sonic Youth s Death Valley 69 and Marilyn Manson sLunchboxmusic videos; and a pioneering zine publisher responsible forThe Heroin Addictand The Valium Addict.After kicking his own heroin habit, Kern turned to still photography, shooting girls in his downtown, punk-inflected New York social circle. They werenaked, bold, tattooed, pierced, and casually posedin minimal sets, mostly just Richard s ratty slum apartment.