Nan Goldin’s protege David Armstrong would party with Jean-Michel Basquait, John Waters, Rene Ricard and Philip-Lorca diCorcia, and, as substantial photographers do, contributed to substantially to the field of photography. But first, he shot a lot of ’70s and early ’80s downtown New York scene kids. In Kodachrome!
His exhibition Night and Day has just opened at the Half Gallery. Look for the book with the same name, especially if keywords “innocent bohemian” and “neo-romantic” and “excess” make you tingle and check your outfit in the mirror. We kid. These are pretty solid shots. I mean, you probably did this last night, but it wasn’t in the ’70s so it’s not so cool.
“Night and Day,” David Armstrong, June 26 – Jul 24, Half Gallery, New York