CULTURE & ARTS
05/22/2013 01:03 pm ET

Remarkable ’80s-Era Photos Of Iconic NYC Artists – Flavorwire

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Jeannette Montgomery Barron's new photo book SCENE is a must-have for aficionados of the ‘80s New York art scene -- for which Barron was something of an unofficial "yearbook photographer," capturing images of legends like Cindy Sherman, Kenny Scharf, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jenny Holzer, Francesco Clemente, David Salle, Robert Mapplethorpe, Eric Fischl, and Keith Haring during their starving-artist days. The book launches with an event tonight at BookMarc; the tie-in exhibit, NYC c. 1985, opens tomorrow at Chelsea's ClampArt. But if you're not in Gotham, Flavorwire's got you covered -- we were lucky enough to get our hands on several gorgeous images from SCENE.

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