Christopher Walken played him in the movie Basquiat, but the creative life of Marc H. Miller transcends that singular moment via his website, 98 Bowery.
Landing a loft on NYC’s infamous Bowery in the late ’60s, Miller blossomed as an artist, curator, journalist, and publisher. After organizing the very first punk art exhibition in 1978, he migrated to Amsterdam and shot Polaroid portraits in the red-light district, before returning to the Bowery to make videos about artists, write a column for the East Village Eye, and organize museum shows — a lifestyle that’s now amusingly and thoroughly documented online.
Explore the 98 Bowery site, watch videos of Miller selling Polaroids in Amsterdam’s red-light district bars, check out the making of a paparazzi portrait of Screw magazine publisher Al Goldstein from the artist’s Vimeo archive, and read an article about his controversial video interview with Jean-Michel Basquiat in Interview magazine.
Click through below for a gallery of historical images from the site.