Washington SquareDave Heath

cosmopolitan chorus of tourists,
‘intellectuals’ and students

 

 

STANLEY/BARKER announces the release of Dave Heath’s Washington Square that sees their the collaboration with Howard Greenberg Gallery and Stephen Bulger Gallery. In the late 50’s, New York’s Washington Square was a place of rebellion, nicknamed junkie row, that was described by Simone de Beauvoir as “a cosmopolitan chorus of tourists, ‘intellectuals’, students and a dubious collection of beatniks, hippies and bohemians who gather while in the dimly lit night clubs and coffee houses, blues and folk singers perform.” As a young man, the American photographer Dave Heath, created deeply expressive, candid portraits of the young people who populated the square, as well as venturing into the 7 Arts Coffee Gallery, where the infamous Beat poets such as Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and Jack Kerouac, spent their nights giving readings of their latest works, such as Ginsberg’s incredibly influential poem Howl, which is included as an introduction to the book. This special book began it’s journey shortly before Heath passed away in 2016 on his 85 birthday.

IN THE LATE 50’S, NEW YORK’S WASHINGTON SQUARE WAS A PLACE OF REBELLION,
NICKNAMED JUNKIE ROW […]