Clayton Patterson

Clayton Patterson

Since moving to New York City in 1979, Clayton's work has focused almost exclusively on documenting the art, life, and times of the Lower East Side in Manhattan. He fights against the injustice of state-authorities. Owns and runs the Outlaw Art Museum on the Lower East Side, which contains the most voluminous and important NO!art video-archive.

Website:

http://patterson.no-art.info/

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Clayton’s Corner: Blondie, Bridge Runners, and the Bowery [PHOTOS]

Posted October 23, 2017 at 5:11 am

Out and about. Here are some photos Clayton Patterson sent us from the last couple months… …Chris Stein, Power Malu, Debbie Harry, Shepard Fairey in front of the new Debbie Harry mural at Bowery and Bleecker Street… …Marvin Moskowitz, tattoo artist son of Walter Moskowitz of the famous Old Bowery Boys tattoo artist. His dad left […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Summer Light on the Lower East Side [PHOTOS]

Posted August 10, 2017 at 9:44 am

In the empty lot on Ludlow Street, on the west side just south of Stanton, hangs a wall-sized photo of Richie Chang. The photo was taken by Adrian Wilson, an interior photographer who previously ran the Inutlious Retailer on the block. Richie and his brother David, since birth, and for a few decades, lived in […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Experiencing the ‘Matapaloz Festival’ Firsthand [PHOTOS]

Posted July 6, 2017 at 9:27 am

My friend Jochen Auer is the owner and creator of the Austria’s Wildstyle and Tattoo Messe show, which started in 1995. I have been involved since the beginning. This year, Jochen was invited to create an El Barrio Village at the Matapaloz Festival. The major focus of the Festival is the German band BÖHSE ONKELZ (“Bad […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Catching up with the Locals [PHOTOS]

Posted June 13, 2017 at 5:13 am

Bridge Runners Club, lead by Power Malu, running to raise money for John Joseph’s child cancer fund… Bridge Runners stop off at newcomer Zen Chai tea room for a refreshing shot of Chai tea. New place, with fair prices, health drinks, and interesting owners… …The cut-off tree branches seem out of synch with a rehabilitation […]

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Clayton’s Corner: At the Loisaida Festival on Avenue C [PHOTOS]

Posted June 1, 2017 at 5:10 am

Once again this past Memorial Day, the Loisaida Festival was in full force taking over Ave C from 6th Street to 12th Street. The annual event – founded in 1987 – is a way to get a taste of Hispanic culture: food, dancing, music, and of course, the streets filled with the local Hispanic residents. […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Rivington’s Falafel Guys Fighting City to Survive

Posted May 22, 2017 at 10:09 am

I understand many people believe New York City is a nicer, safer place now that international corporate capitalism has homogenized, standardized, and washed away so much of what made it edgy. They applaud such sentiments on the Lower East Side, where drugs and crime have largely been eliminated from public view. I am not one […]

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Clayton’s Corner: My New York, In Focus [PHOTOS]

Posted May 11, 2017 at 5:10 am

This is my New York, in focus. Just some shots around the neighborhood… …David Peel (RIP). At 9 Bleecker Street, during the Yippee Headquarters days. Aron Kay Pieman. David Peel, Buzzy Linhart, Mickey “The Pope of Dope” Cezar, Coco Crystal… …Jim “Mosaic Man” Power working on a new Robert Frank mosaic to go on an […]

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Clayton’s Corner: In the Ring with an Octogenarian Battling Trump

Posted March 3, 2017 at 9:47 am

What do you do when you turn 80-years-old?  If you are Anthony Haden-Guest you get into the boxing ring and duke it out. In the run-up to the big birthday bout, he sustained four broken ribs in an incident, and is also in line to surgically get sixteen teeth implants. He calls me up and says he […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Around and Around the LES [PHOTOS]

Last modified December 10, 2016 at 3:01 pm

I walk and a nod around the community, taking in the odd smile and moments of lamenting. First, there’s Michael Lydon, a musician player for a number of years on the street with the 9th Street Stampers; he lives on 9th Street… …And here’s the legendary Sock Man, who’s returned with a new location 99 […]

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Clayton’s Corner: From the Streets to the Subways

Posted October 12, 2016 at 5:06 am

A family that sleeps together on the subway… …Also saw artist Mathew Courtney at the Broadway-Lafayette station. He’s sold his art on the street of Soho for many years. He was important in the ’80s and early ’90s struggle to save ABC No Rio. He also ran a very popular ABC No Rio spoken word […]

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