BANDE Ŕ PART is a documentary record of the brilliant, anarchic spirit of downtown New York in the late 60s through the early 80s, photographed not by some journalist covering the ‘counterculture’, but by the participants themselves. These photographers lived the scene, and they have compiled their incredible shots of Blondie, Suicide, the Velvet Underground, the Ramones, the New York Dolls, the Talking Heads, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, and David Bowie, on stage, backstage and just messing around. BANDE Ŕ PART is Basquiat and Mapplethorpe, glam rock and No Wave, CBGBs, Max’s Kansas City and the Factory--an extraordinary record of a long-gone time and a place in New York City history.
BANDE Ŕ PART premiered at the agnes b. galerie du jour in Paris, and has since been shown in London, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. In conjunction with the New York opening, Gingko Press is releasing a book, with a foreword by Glenn O’Brien. All photographers in the show, including Roberta Bayley, Leee Black Childers, Stephanie Chernikowski, Danny Fields, Godlis, Bobby Grossman, Billy Name, Anton Perich, and Marcia Resnick, will be present at the opening to sign copies.