Thursday, September 10, 2009

Autobiographical Reading by Richard Hell

HOWL ! Festival at the New Museum Presents:
Autobiographical Reading by Richard Hell
Sunday Sept 13, 4:30pm

The New Museum
235 Bowery
(Prince St. & Bowery)
Part of Art on the Bowery

Buy tickets now: $6 General Public*
*Special offer: Attend this event and receive half-priced ($6) admission to the Museum galleries. Inquire at the Visitor Services desk for details.

On the occasion of the release of newly elaborated editions of his 1973 novelina, The Voidoid (now with drawings by Kier Cooke Sandvik), published in June, and his 1983 Voidoids album (with new guitar parts added by Marc Ribot, Bill Frisell, and Ivan Julian), which is re-released September 1 as Destiny Street Repaired, Richard Hell will make a rare public appearance reading from his self-bio in progress, among other works, and will sing at least one song with guitar accompaniment. Possibly other media will get play, too.
Richard Hell made his reputation as one of the original musicians to bring attention to CBGB and punk music in the mid-seventies. His album Blank Generation (1977) was one of the initial major statements of the movement. In 1984 he retired from music and has since made a reputation as a writer. He's been published in The New York Times and its Book Review, Vice, Art in America, Bookforum, The Village Voice, Black Book, Vanitas, The Brooklyn Rail, Flesh World, Toilet Paper, Punk, GQ, and Nerve, among many other magazines. He's also appeared in numerous anthologies as an essayist on books, movies, art, and music. His books include the two novels Go Now and Godlike; the set of previously uncollected "essays poems lyrics notebooks pictures fiction" Hot and Cold; and two volumes of collaborations, Rabbit Duck (poems written with David Shapiro) and Psychopts (graphics created with Christopher Wool).

The Bowery Artist Tribute is made possible by an endowment from Hermine and David Heller.

Photo credit: Richard Hell courtesy the artist. All rights reserved. Copyright Richard Hell.

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