Hey, are these kids making fun of us? How dare they?! Ah, they’re just having fun, and the real shame is that young artists like this can’t move in here anymore. We need people like this who understand what the Chelsea is about, even if they don’t take it all that seriously – especially if they don’t. Otherwise we’re just a bunch of Bohemian has-beens growing ever older as we stew in our own juices. Stanley, to his eternal credit understood this better than anyone: you can’t have Bohemia without the young. A large part of the vibrancy of the Hotel went out the door when Stanley left.
Ellen Francis, the organizer of Art Night writes: "The afternoon of the Art Party I got in a somewhat stern, but professional disagreement with the new owner over why I refused to be put in a newly renovated suite." Nobody wants the newly renovated suites. People who come here want an old time hotel.
It's a video of a monthly art night organized by Ellen Francis. On Jan. 17th it was held in room 822. Artists who attended include Kendra Grant Malone (poet/writer) Jake Sinclair (The Films - warner music), Ben Dickinson (music video director) Lennox (smuggler films producer), Emily Anderson (american craft magazine) Lauren Flax (iheartcomix records), Julian Gilbert (photographer / misshapes), Angie Sullivan (illustrator-domino records), Johnny D. (jonny lives)& Uptown (painter/rock n renew) Danzie (dj) and myself (fuse tv head of print/ all around art person).