Ben Buchanan photographs of artists, circa 1985-2015
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Nine black and white photographs of artists taken by Ben Buchanan at Jean-Michel Basquiat's birthday party at Mr. Chow Restaurant, Manhattan, New York and at Area nightclub, Manhattan, New York, 1985, and three color photographs taken by Buchanan in 2015 of a model dressed in the guestbook from the party (a signed body leotard originally worn by performer Bernard Zette portraying The Human Guestbook during the event).
Ben Buchanan photographs of artists, circa 1985-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Copyright retained by Ben Buchanan.
Ben Buchanan is a photographer in New York, New York and London England. Buchanan was the staff photographer for Area and photographed many artists' events.
Donated 2016 by Ben Buchanan.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001