Friday, March 5, 2010

☞ SEE: The Raven Chanticleer Exhibit

We mentioned the Raven Chanticleer exhibit a couple of weeks ago and today New York Times also has a story on the extraordinary artist. The flamboyant self-proclaimed designer, dancer, actor and artist might have been best known for his African-American Wax Museum that was in a brownstone at 316 West 115th Street (a block away from Morningside Park). Triple Candie Studios has some of the last photographic images of the artist's works which was mostly destroyed by family members after his death in 2002. Some suspect that because Chanticleer's family's had a deep religious upbringing, his works where destroyed because it represented the artist's sexuality which probably complicated things. Read more about it in the NY Times: LINK. Triple Candie Studios is 500 West 148th Street in Hamilton Heights. Read more about this unique art gallery in our past post: LINK. Photos by Ulysses

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  1. I was fortunate enough to become with Raven in 1998. He was a delightful man.