Rivington School

Clayton’s Corner: At the Memorial for LES Documentarian, Toyo Tsuchiya [PHOTOS]

Posted February 23, 2018 at 5:07 am

If, in the early ’80s, Toyo Tsuchiya’s ambition was to be remembered as a serious New York City documentary photographer, he could not have picked a more overlooked and neglected piece of landscape than the Forsyth and Rivington Street area, between Delancey and Houston. At the time, it was a drug- and crime-infested subdivision. As […]

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Photographer Toyo Tsuchiya Memorialized at Howl! Arts Gallery Tonight

Posted February 12, 2018 at 9:39 am

Toyo Tsuchiya, the esteemed local artist and photographer who documented the Lower East Side art scene of the 1980s, died in his East Village residence on November 23. He was 69. Now three months later, the community is again coming together to memorialize the fallen icon. Howl! Arts is hosting an event later this evening […]

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Remembering Local Photographer and Art Luminary Toyo Tsuchiya

Posted December 4, 2017 at 5:11 am

Local photographer and art luminary Toyo Tsuchiya passed away from natural causes November 23 in his East Village home. He was 69. The following farewell was written by Roman Primitivo Albaer, who is producing a film about No Se No and Rivington School. I first met Toyo Tsuchiya in Mars Bar, the stinking dive of […]

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Artist Ed Higgins of the ‘Rivington School’ Celebrates 40 Years on Ludlow Street with New Mural

Posted December 12, 2016 at 5:11 am

The Rivington School underground art collective of the 1980s, and its founders, are now commemorated in a new mural on Ludlow Street. Ed Higgins III has lived in a Ludlow Street tenement since 1976. Forty years. You’ve probably seen him and his artwork around the neighborhood, but never thought twice about it. Namely, the “wingnut” […]

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