161 Essex Street

Clayton’s Corner: Kids at the Door [PHOTOS]

Posted May 18, 2018 at 5:09 am

Clayton Patterson’s front door is legendary. This portal to his home and Outlaw Art Museum at 161 Essex Street served as backdrop for thousands of shots. Locals from around the neighborhood posed (and still pose) in front of the door. Many such photos were included in his Front Door Book from 2009. This particular shot […]

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Clayton Patterson Welcomes the Public to His ‘Outlaw Art Museum’ on Essex Street After 10-Year Absence

Posted November 9, 2016 at 5:15 am

Clayton Patterson is reopening the namesake Outlaw Art Museum to the public after ten years on the sidelines. The gallery, located on the ground floor of his home/studio at 161 Essex Street, will splash with an event dedicated to Patterson’s revived “Clayton Caps.” The new show bows November 14 (7pm) with the help of the […]

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Clayton’s Corner: I Walk Around the ‘Hood [PHOTOS]

Posted July 19, 2016 at 5:12 am

I walk around the hood… …This group sits on the bench at East Houston and Orchard and practices rapping and making beats… …Edward Arrocha and Kate Huh posing in front of 161 Essex Street (aka Clayton Gallery & Outlaw Art Museum)… …7th precinct cops have to arrest a drunk in the early afternoon. Man had […]

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Clayton Patterson Isn’t Moving to Austria Just Yet

Posted April 10, 2015 at 5:07 am

In the year since the bombshell announcement hit the press, several Boogie readers have asked whether Clayton Patterson is actually relocated to Austria, as promised. You’ll recall that the so-called “last Bohemian” of the Lower East Side (here for over three decades) planned to settle in Bad Ischl with his wife Elsa Rensaa. This is […]

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Street Artist Marty Mar’s Subtle Anti-Gentrification Mural on Essex Street

Posted August 29, 2014 at 6:04 am

It was a hyperlocal controversy the day street artist Garrett Wasserman decorated the wall outside Clayton Patterson’s residence on Essex Street. Perhaps confusion is what resulted in the erasure of Marty Mar’s mural; apparently Wasserman had been tapped to paint a different section of the masonry. Nevertheless, “Lower East Side Story” resulted and almost immediately […]

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Clayton’s Corner: What is the True ‘Lower East Side Story’ Behind the Mural?

Last modified June 20, 2014 at 12:57 pm

The last mural beside my front door on Essex Street was done by local Hispanic artist Marty Mar, and was supposed to remain in this location. This relatively new artist pictured above – Garrett Wasserman (aka “People”) – was supposed to paint a mural in one of the smaller areas. “Lower East Side Story” is […]

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Documentarian Clayton Patterson Leaving Lower East Side for Austrian Alps

Posted April 5, 2014 at 8:37 am

The Lower East Side lost its rebel soul many moons ago, but now it’s saying goodbye to one of its biggest champions. Seriously, how many times have we been uttering end of an era these last few years…? The New York Times now reports that Clayton Patterson, a fixture for 35 years, is retiring from the […]

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Clayton Patterson’s Door Becomes Newest ‘Portal’ for ’13 Portals’ Project

Posted August 19, 2013 at 6:03 am

There is an awesome skull painted on Clayton Patterson’s front door at 161 Essex Street.

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Clayton’s Corner: “Exit the Fall” at Clayton’s Gallery

Posted December 12, 2012 at 11:26 am

While some consider living in abandoned buildings and whatever makeshift shelter the city streets allow, artist Anthony Dominguez would certainly disagree.

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Candy Darling Gallery Show at Clayton Patterson’s Gallery

Last modified June 10, 2012 at 12:15 am

Wednesday evening, Clayton Patterson is opening his Outlaw Art Museum at 161 Essex Street to host a gallery event celebrating Warhol actor Candy Darling

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