Wednesday, May 6, 2009
New York, NY – On May 1 Altamont Apparel Ltd. presented the opening reception for famed street photographer and Altamont brand contributor, Boogie’s latest exhibition entitled, “The Best of Times.” A diverse crowd of over 400 artists, art aficionados, skaters, models, drug dealers, musicians, hang-arounds and a veritable who’s who of the OG downtown New York hardcore scene came out to view a mix of over 700 of the Serbian-born, Brooklyn-dwelling photographer’s new and older work presented in a ‘zine style format throughout the Altamont showroom basement gallery. A live performance by the legendary L.E.S. hardcore band, Murphy’s Law hurled the typical SoHo art show theme out the window and whipped the eclectic crowd into a smiling, moshing frenzy as over 1200 cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon were crushed in what event attendee, Dante Ross called, “the best shit to hit New York in a while.” The Best of Times, indeed!
The Scottish version of England’s War of the Roses contest wrapped up last weekend—two parks over a weekend in Dumbarton and Aberdeen. Plenty of Benson, Mike Wright, Nicky Howells, Chris Jones, Tom Harrison, etc, and some absolute carnage from Stu Graham. Stu, you big c-nt, come back to San Diego.