& Outlaw Art Museum
March 30, 2022
LES is coming alive.
Freaky Frige presents the very 1st
"I’M EVERYWHERE POP-UP"
at the CLLCTV.NYC 209 E. 3rd Street, LES NYC 10009
In collaboration with Clayton Patterson
FEATURING COLLABS WITH
Tha 6 Boro
| Sneak Peek!
April 1st, 2nd, 3rd 2022
Frige has been a constant Front Door photo for a few decades. I have created a cap with Frige. This will be our first major collaboration together. -- cp
Doors open at 2pm for a pop-up that will prove to be more like a hip hop variety show of art, photography, talent, rare goods, and more. Fridge is guaranteed to have many surprise guests pop-in and pop-off! This is the Lower East Side and Alphabet City at its best! Come say what’s up to the Mayor who is known throughout the LES, but is also known to be EVERYWHERE!
May 29, 2022
PLAQUE: Clayton Archive is being honored with a designation plaque from City Lore. The plaque will be on our building 161 Essex Street. Hopefully, if find support, the Clayton Archive Foundation. A museum, a gallery, a place to study, learn and to share the wealth of art, educational and history material.
We are in the depths of the struggle to save the Clayton Archive. We do need help. Clayton Archive is the largest photo/video collection of LES underground history and goings on - dates 80's and up, loads of obscure and important ephemera, art work, books published on specific Lower East Side history, 100's of written pieces, home of specific LES history podcasts, court cases, and on and on.
Ribbon cutting May 31. 2 o'clock.
Lower East Side History project. And to celebrate the publishing of the Covid 6... could not exist if not for the support of John Strausbaugh and Julian Voloj and Tej Hazarika and Medi Matin
Soon to be published by Clayton Books, 1988 Minority Report (Police Riot) auth Clayton Patterson and Joel Myers, with an updated Cop Watch article written by Dennis Flores. When it comes to documenting police behavior in protests and arrests, Dennis is a brilliant tactical strategist with both street savvy and archiving capabilities. He is the best I know.
To begin the process of putting together, under the guidance of publisher Patrick Kitzel, the next major anthology undertaking.... NY Tattoo History. Target date - Christmas 2022. Material collected Patrick putting into order.. It is a large undertaking. Will be the most comprehensive NY tattoo history.
To add if any interest in tattoo history - .Shane Enholm's Tattoo Machine Discourse Vol.1 the most authoritative book on tattoo machines. First 2 editions sold out.
To bring notice to the fact Anthony Pardone is the master in charge of digitizing the photo video part of the Clayton Archive and spearheading the conversation with a power company to make a video series using the tapes.
And to remember the 2 great loves of my life... First and most important I would be nowhere if not for the love and support of my spiritual partner of 50 years Elsa Rensaa. And the other ingredient that saved my life was having the luxury to work on projects we loved. The fact that Elsa and I traded a career for an adventure and the incredible blessing to be able to work on projects that elevated us to places we never knew existed. The Lower East Side has blessed us with so much love, knowledge and survival tools. and, so far, the ability to escape sometimes very dangerous situations. One of the most cherished blessings was our connection to the Puerto Rican and Dominican part of the community.
We have always been outsiders. Yes, we had to fight hard for our definition of freedom, and fight we did, but, in the end, we have lived, for us, the American Dream.
NY ACKERS. #8 | June 19th Theater for the New City.