Nightlife photographer John Simone, who took so many legendary clubkid photos for Project X magazine back in the day, has launched a major retrospective entitled “Legends of NY Nitelife” at the Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto. It runs through the 29th and if you’re in the area you SIMPLY MUST GO.
The show features images of celebrities and club personalities like RuPaul, Michael Alig, Madonna, Cher, Liza Minnelli, Miss Loretta Hogg, Leigh Bowery, Nina Hagen, Miss Guy, Miss Perfidia, The It Twins, Lady Bunny, Sandra Bernhard, Joey Arias, Kenny Kenny, Divine, David LaChapelle, Susanne Bartsch, Eddie Murphy, Mike Tyson, Halston, Lypsinka, Barbra Streisand, Sister Dimension, Quentin Crisp, Harry Connick Jr., LL Cool J, Keith Haring, International Chrysis, John Sex and Michael Musto. The show is curated by Kelly McCray (of artbarrage.com fame).
“It’s been 25 years since I took the New York photos,” says Simone, “but these images are not merely nostalgic; they revisit a unique milieu, recording social history of particular relevance to today’s culture.”
For further information, interviews or image requests, please contact John Simone directly at 647-247-3421 or by cell at 289-221-7902.
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