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Roberta Bayley, Chris Stien and Godlis

Pop-Up - Exhibition
Restaurant Lamonte

Brooklyn, New York

In the heart of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York, LaMonte restaurant has become a unique artistic showcase. Currently, the exhibition features the captivating photographs and chronicles of iconic artists such as Roberta Bayley and David Goes. Amongst the unforgettable images of Ramones, Blondie, Iggy Pop, and Richard Hell, the space takes on a distinctive identity that immediately transports us to the vibrant scene of the seventies and eighties in a New York markedly different from today. A curatorial experience that seamlessly blends gastronomy with nostalgia, immersing us in the visual history of an irreplaceable era.

Roberta Bayley and David Godlis are defined as the photographers of Punk. They experienced the dawn and ferment of the New York Punk scene which, starting from the mid-1970s, developed around the CBGB, a well-known club on the Bowery. Through shots of the protagonists of the time, who have now become icons of music and style, Roberta Bayley and David Godlis have managed to document the evolution and decline of that movement, forever crystallized in their images. Roberta Bayley and David Godlis know every nook and cranny of those places and have an amount of unwritten information about that period that could fill an encyclopedia. This is a unique opportunity to dive into one of the most vital periods in New York City which belonged to Patti Smith, David Byrne, Richard Lloyd, Debbie Harry, the Ramones and many other artists who have marked entire generations over the decades to come. The event and the exhibition are organized by Andrea Compagnin, creator and curator and Matteo Bussi with the patronage of the Municipality of Vicenza and in collaboration with AGSM-AIM, Toyota Oliviero, Stand By, Blunt Skateshop, Essequadro Arte and Cornici, Oca Bianca da Hugh.

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INSTALLATION VIEWS

Featured artworks

Roberta Bayley

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ROBERTA BAYLEY
Richard Hell. New York, 1977
Archival Pigment Color Print
Limited Edition
16x20 in.| 20x24 in. | 30x40 in. 

 

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ROBERTA BAYLEY
Sid Vicious. New York, 1978
Gelatin Silver Print
Limited Edition
16x20 in.| 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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ROBERTA BAYLEY
Ramones. New York, 1976
Gelatin Silver Print
Limited Edition
16x20 in.| 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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ROBERTA BAYLEY
Joan Jett, Deborah Harry, David Johansen and Joey Ramone. New York, 1977
Gelatin Silver Print

16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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ROBERTA BAYLEY
Debbie Harry. Las Vegas, 1979
Archival Pigment Color Print
Limited Edition

16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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ROBERTA BAYLEY
Debbie Harry. Las Vegas, 1979
Archival Pigment Color Print
Limited Edition
16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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ROBERTA BAYLEY
The Damned. New York, 1977
Gelatin Silver Print
Limited Edition
16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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ROBERTA BAYLEY
Iggy Pop. New York, 1976
Gelatin Silver Print
Limited Edition
16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

In the 45 years since CBGB's opened its doors on the Bowery, the club’s legend has hardly faded from memory. Perhaps this is thanks to the many iconic photographs, often taken by Roberta Bayley and David Godlis, that seem to suspend New York’s punk scene in time — like that of a young Patti Smith smoking a cigarette between sets or the Ramones crouched in an alley outside. Chances are if you walked into CBGB’s between 1975 and 1978, you’d be greeted by Roberta, seated at her post by the door where she’d collect the $3 admission. Occasionally, she’d pop back and take a few photos of her friends performing — like Richard Hell with his Heartbreakers, Talking Heads, or Blondie — often to print in Punk Magazine, where she was the chief photographer.
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ROBERTA BAYLEY
Ramones. CBGB’s, 1976
Archival Pigment Color Print
Limited Edition
16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

ROBERTA BAYLEY Ramones. CBGB’s, 1976
Gelatin Silver Print
Limited Edition
16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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ROBERTA BAYLEY
Debbie Harry. Coney Island, 1977
Gelatin Silver Print
Limited Edition
16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

ROBERTA BAYLEY
Joey Ramone. Coney Island, 1977
Gelatin Silver Print
Limited Edition
16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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ROBERTA BAYLEY
Debbie Harry and Chris Stein. New York City, 1976 Archival Pigment Color Print
Limited Edition
16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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ROBERTA BAYLEY
Debbie Harry. Philadelphia Spectrum, 1978
Gelatin Silver Print
Limited Edition

16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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ROBERTA BAYLEY
Debbie Harry. Boston, 1978
Gelatin Silver Print
Limited Edition
16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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ROBERTA BAYLEY
David Johansen. New York, 1978
Gelatin Silver Print
Limited Edition
16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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ROBERTA BAYLEY
The Heartbreakers. New York, 1977
Archival Pigment Color Print
Limited Edition
16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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ROBERTA BAYLEY
Dead Boys. CBGB’s, 1977
Gelatin Silver Print
Limited Edition
16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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ROBERTA BAYLEY
Richard Hell, Andy Warhol, Legs McNeil. New York City, 1976

Gelatin Silver Print
Limited Edition
16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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ROBERTA BAYLEY
The Heartbreakers. New York, 1976
Gelatin Silver Print
Limited Edition
16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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ROBERTA BAYLEY
Joe Strummer. New York, 1980
Gelatin Silver Print
Limited Edition
16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

GODLIS

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DAVID GODLIS
Christopher Parker. Bowery, 1977
Gelatin Silver Print
Open Edition
11x14 in. | 16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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DAVID GODLIS
John Lydon. Warwick Hotel, New York City, 1979
Gelatin Silver Print
Open
Edition
11x14 in. | 16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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DAVID GODLIS
Stiv Bators and Divine. CBGB, 1978

Gelatin Silver Print
Open
Edition
11x14 in. | 16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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DAVID GODLIS
Blondie. CBGB, 1977
Archival Pigment Print
Open
Edition
11x14 in. | 16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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DAVID GODLIS
Joey Ramone. St.Marks Place, 1981

Archival Pigment Print
Open
Edition
11x14 in. | 16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

“By the 70s people perceived New York as not a place they wanted to be. But I can tell you that everybody hanging out at CBGB’s in those days really wanted to be there,” he says. “They knew something was happening. You couldn’t not know it… You’re never guaranteed how long that’ll last and there was that feeling that you don’t want to miss it.”
Godlis

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DAVID GODLIS
CBGB view. Bowery, 1977

Gelatin Silver Print
Open
Edition
11x14 in. | 16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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DAVID GODLIS
No Wave Punks, CBGB, New York City, 1978
Gelatin Silver Print
Open
Edition
11x14 in. | 16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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DAVID GODLIS
Talking Heads. CBGB, 1977

Gelatin Silver Print
Open Edition
11x14 in. | 16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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DAVID GODLIS
Suicide. Martin Rev & Alan Vega. GBGB, 1977
Gelatin Silver Print

Open Edition
11x14 in. | 16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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DAVID GODLIS
Alex Chilton. Bowery, 1977

Gelatin Silver Print
Open Edition
11x14 in. | 16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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DAVID GODLIS
Richard Hell. Bowery rainstorm, 1977

Gelatin Silver Print
Open Edition
11x14 in. | 16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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DAVID GODLIS
Ramones. CBGB’s, 1977
Gelatin Silver Print
Open
Edition
11x14 in. | 16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

DAVID GODLIS
Television. First Avenue, 1977
Gelatin Silver Print
Open
Edition
11x14 in. | 16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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DAVID GODLIS
Lydia Lunch. Studio New York City, 1978
Gelatin Silver Print
Open
Edition
11x14 in. | 16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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DAVID GODLIS
Richard Lloyd Hospital, NYC 1977
Gelatin Silver Print
Open
Edition
11x14 in. | 16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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DAVID GODLIS
Patti Smith. Bowery, 1976
Archival Pigment Print
Open
Edition
11x14 in. | 16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

DAVID GODLIS
Cramps. Bowery, 1977
Gelatin Silver Print
Open
Edition
11x14 in. | 16x20 in. | 20x24 in. | 30x40 in.

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