[FUCK NOSTALGIA] 99% YOUTH
THE FRIEND BAR Los Angeles 2017:
Andre Saraiva with additional decor by artist Kenny Scharf
ANALYSIS [OKLYN s/O Systems]:
A delusional attempt to create the vibe and cultural influence of an East Village NYC art bar circa 1981. L.A. is 36 years behind the curve with this concept and no person, no space or city can duplicate that way of life. In 2017 there are no historic social scenes in the making. Everything intellectually relevant is occurring beneath the seen. ARTWORLD HAPPENED. NEXT. [STEVE OKLYN] THE FRIEND BAR is irrelevant nostalgia.
Kenny-Keith and Futura 2000 1981
December 11, 2016