A slideshow of some of Harvey Wang’s great photos of Club 57
Royal/T’s Pacific Standard Time installation features Ann Magnuson and Kenny Scharf’s East Village West exhibit. Scharf and Magnuson met in NYC and became key figures in the East Village art scene in the eighties. The show honors an era of art that was directly inspired by Hollywood dream factories during the Atomic Age.
The duo could not have selected a better art space to exhibit Scharf’s artworks which are inspired by pop culture, science fiction and personal archives that include work by other East Village luminaries such as Keith Haring, John Sex and Jean Michel Basquiat. Located in Culver City, Royal/T, LA’s first Japanese- style cosplay café, gift shop and art space, is a little piece of Japan dropped right into LA. The Harajuku waitress maids surrounded by Murakami and Hello Kitty make this unique gallery café a playful experience not to be missed. Gallery owner, Susan Hancock’s intention is to make everyone feel like, “Alice in Wonderland, gone down the rabbit hole.”
Plus video from Club 57 never before shown in public.
East Village West runs through 1/10/12