Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Village Voices, a new street exhibit, recognizes trailblazing neighborhood icons

Photos by Steven

Village Voices is a new street exhibition via Village Preservation honoring downtown trailblazers and their legacies ... and you can find four of the installations on the fence along St Mark's Church in-the-Bowery on Second Avenue between 10th Street and 11th Street. 

Featured artists here are Patti Smith, Charlie Parker, W.H. Auden and Joan Mitchell. Each name is linked to an audio overview of the artists as well as biographical information.
You can find a map with all the installations in the area right here.


Anonymous said...

Is there one for Gringo or Les Jewels and Pope Mickey and a lot more Icons

Anonymous said...

Hope there's one for GG Allin and Madonna!

John Penley said...

The answer is no. When it comes to remembering neighborhood icons the Preservation Society is only interested in celebrities and those with large name recognition not neighborhood icons. As for me my favorite icon who is still living is Felton Davis of the Catholic Worker.

Anonymous said...

I second the vote for Felton!

Anonymous said...

Has anyone ever attempted to get Jewels published posthumously? I enjoyed his poetry and I believe there actually would be an audience for a book of his writings plus ephemera (photos and other artifacts). He's very iconic of a time that no longer is.