04:14:13 : Nelson Sullivan Tribute at NYU

To honor the Fales Library's acquisition of the Nelson Sullivan archives, I was honored to helm two events on behalf of the Steinhardt School, as a collaboration with the Fales Library. The first night, "Nelson Sullivan's New York," archivist and historian Robert Coddington introduced the audience to Nelson and his extraordinary work. The second night, "Nelson Sullivan: Vloggin in the 80s" was a celebration of Nelson's life and work by those who knew and loved him including Michael Musto (author and columnist), Lady Miss Kier (DJ and former singer of Deee-Lite), Flloyd (drag queen and performance artist, Joe Jeffries (drag historian and videographer), Robert Coddington (5 Ninth Avenue Project), and Paula Gately Tillman (photographer).

Nelson Sullivan was a chronicler of the 1980s downtown life, documenting the performances, parties, and people who have now become the stuff of urban legend. His extraordinary archive of over 1,300 hours of footage is now available to all at the Fales. You can see selected clips here.

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