Taylor Mead

Ben & Jerry’s Should Create These Lower East Side Inspired Flavors [LISTS]

Last modified November 19, 2013 at 6:56 pm

You’d have to wake up pretty early in the morning to sneak a new Ben & Jerry’s flavor past us. The latest, an homage to Anchorman, was recently released in the city. A marketing stunt precursor to the release of Anchorman 2. Anyway, “Scotchy Scotch Scotch” is the new flavor, and you better believe it will go […]

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Shuttered Pink Pony Bears Taylor Mead Memorial

Posted May 15, 2013 at 11:23 am

The mural-kissed Pink Pony gate, recently defiled by graffiti writer DARKS, now memorializes another of the neighborhood fallen.

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Taylor Mead’s ‘Fifteen Final Minutes’ and a Planned Memorial Tonight [VIDEO]

Posted May 13, 2013 at 6:20 am

“It’s my party, I’ll die if I want to,” as uttered by the late Taylor Mead to inspirational speaker and frequent creative collaborator Robert Galinsky.

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5 Unique Views of Taylor Mead [VIDEO]

Last modified August 29, 2017 at 11:50 pm

In the wake of his death, we’ve culled together a few eclectic clips of Mead to help celebrate his life.

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Warhol Star Taylor Mead Dies at 88 [UPDATED]

Last modified May 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm

We are learning the sad news this morning that Warhol star, writer, and poet Taylor Mead died yesterday at the age of 88. His passing comes just a month after accepting a settlement with notorious landlord Ben Shaoul to vacate 163 Ludlow Street, the Lower East Side tenement building he called home for three decades. […]

Watch Taylor Mead & Harold Hunter in Tompkins Square Park [VIDEO]

Last modified April 24, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Inspired by the recent flight of Taylor Mead in the face of alleged landlord harassment, we fell down a rabbit hole of past performances on YouTube. One of our favorites is “Man Under Wire,” the 2005 short film which was shot in Tompkins Square Park with Harold Hunter, and directed by Josh Bishop. The late […]

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Taylor Mead Accepts Ben Shaoul Buyout at 163 Ludlow

Posted April 12, 2013 at 6:10 am

The long battle between 88-year-old Taylor Mead and 163 Ludlow landlord Ben Shaoul is now officially water under the proverbial bridge.

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Taylor Mead Temporarily Leaves New York; Possible Buyout in the Works

Last modified August 29, 2017 at 11:51 pm

Taylor Mead is battling a neighborhood now run by developers and liquor licenses. After living on the fifth floor of 163 Ludlow Street for some thirty years, the 88-year-old performance artist had decided to take a leave of absence.

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Clayton’s Corner: Revisiting the Plight of Taylor Mead on Ludlow

Posted March 11, 2013 at 11:15 am

Iconic Lower East Side artist Taylor Mead continues to suffer in his fifth-floor tenement dwelling at 163 Ludlow Street.

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The Plight of Taylor Mead Amidst Ludlow Landlord Harassment

Last modified March 7, 2013 at 11:21 pm

At 87, Taylor Mead remains a Lower East Side legend. But the prolific artist resides in an area which is now deemed Hell Square. And for him, the name rings true.

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