Robert Carrithers – 80’s NY

Posted in Art, music, photos by okkame on August 3, 2010

Patti Astor & Bradley Fields by Robert Carrithers


From the source:

Patti Astor was an influential mover and shaker in New York. She was a key actress in New York underground films, and involved with the East Village art scene and the emerging hip-hop scene at the time. She had the star role in the punk rock spectacular Eric Mitchell’s “Underground U.S.A” alongside Rene Ricard and in Charles Ahearn’s legendary hip-hop epic Wild Style. She was co-owner of the Fun Gallery in the East Village. It was one of the first 1980s East Village galleries that specialized in showing graffiti artists such as Fab Five Freddy, Futura 2000 and giving important shows to Jean Michel Basquiat. Kenny Scharf and Keith Haring. She has since moved to Hollywood and has appeared in numerous films such as “Assault of the Killer Bimbos”. She is writing : “Fun Gallery, the True Story”.

Bradley Fields was an influential musician/drummer in the short lived No Wave music movement in New York. He played drums in the Lydia Lunch band “Teenage Jesus and the Jerks” and “Beirut Slump”. Bradley often played drums or maybe I should say drum with “James Chance and the Contortions”. Bradley passed away in the early 90s. I really do not remember where I took this photo. Maybe it was Club 57.


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