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Richard Kern TV Takeover

To mark the begining of New York Fashion Week we asked photographer, filmmaker, and New York native Richard Kernto select this months TV Takeover. Kern’s experimental, provocative, and erotic films came into prominence in the 1980’s. Such films like Thrust in Me, The Right Side of My Brain, and Fingered featured underground artists such as LYDIA LUNCH, Sonic Youth, KEMBRA PFAHLER, DAVID WOJNAROWICZ, HENRY ROLLINS, and more. For his exclusive ten day takeover Kern will be selecting an array on films including young visual artists such as MAGGIE LEE and CHLOE WISE. This takeover also coincides with the release of his forthcoming book Boyfriend Girlfriend published by The Oversea Books in October and the 20th anniversary version of his cult classic New York Girls with a directors cut and never before seen outtakes set to be released by Taschen in 2015. Check out his instagram @richardkernnyc.

[September 16 2014] : Television

Richard Kern TV Takeover / From Chloe, in Florida (2013) by Chloe Wise

“Westfield NJ native Maggie Lee shot videos of hardcore / punk shows she’d attend while in high school then moved to NYC in 2005 to study printmaking at Pratt. She continued making videos, first with a blackberry and now with an Iphone. “I went through a phase of trying to make a video everyday really fast without thinking about it too much and to get into the flow”. See more of Maggie’s work here or on Instagram: @suede87″ – Richard Kern

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