LGBT Gay community center and Out At The Center’s host Laverne Cox reflect back on the twentigth anniversay of the Stonewall Riots with a Art showed called “The Center Show” in the spring of 1989. Curator Rick Barnett approaches (former President of the Center) David Nimmons to set up a public art exhibit for the twentigth anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
With help from Barbara Sahlman – Sculptor, who was The Center show curator. Here are a few artist that were part of the public art show and can still be seen at the New York City Gay Community Center.
Keith Haring – Men’s restroom.
- Gary Speziale – The Sons Of Dreams, overhanging in the stairwell.
- Martin Wong – Untitled. Giant penis painted on a brick wall.
- Leon Golub – Heretic’s Fork
- Betty Tomkins – Grave Memories
- Kenny Scharf – Love
This video excerpt is from Out at the Center, a TV show of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of New York City. To see more episodes go to gaycenter.org/out. The show is made possible thanks to members of the Center and viewers like you. To find out more, join or donate go to www.gaycenter.org/support
Center Show 1989, Courtesy of LGBTCenterNYC, Thank you.