Artifacts of An Era presents works by Arthur Weinstein 1947-2008, available through belenmorenoSTUDIO. Jagger Eyes, silkscreen on canvas.
Arthur was a well-known fashion photographer in NYC in the '70s'. In November, '76, he opened Hurrah, a nightclub on Broadway and 62nd Street that was the preeminent hangout for the beautiful people pre-Studio 54. He
went on to open New York's first underground after-hours clubs downtown, where up-and-coming creatives mixed, who would later define the decade of the '80s.
In the mid '80s Arthur was among the first to gentrify the East Village, going legal with a club called The World on Ave C and 2nd Street.
In the '90s Arthur formed a lighting and design company with his wife, an interior decorator . They designed the interiors and lighting systems for major clubs and venues around the country. In the 00's Arthur returned to his fine art roots with silkscreen printing, which he learned in his early 20s. He screened images on large plastic discs
and canvases that he would also paint and collage.
At the time of his death in 2008,he had created hundreds of pieces of art, many of which hung in the halls of the Hotel Chelsea in NYC where he lived and worked.
Arthur Weinstein was among those Warhol created with, particularly related to use of the silk screen process. Weinstein's hands are on the work. An early creator of the 70s/80s scene, he survived the Warhol era, as did
many of the people who made the Factory and continued working.
The objects he produced are critically important as documents and aesthetic surviving works of a place and time that continues to inform art and culture
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