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James Spooner with Theo Kogan: The High Desert

June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

James Spooner and Theo Kogan discuss how the punk communities of New York and California have informed their lives, their art, and their new books.

This event is in-person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), 7th Floor.

JAMES SPOONER is an accomplished tattoo artist, illustrator, and filmmaker. He directed the seminal documentary Afro-Punk. Spooner is also the co-founder of the Afro-punk Festival. Spooner’s work has appeared in NPR, Vice, The Village Voice, The New Yorker, Vibe, Fader, MTV, NBC News, and Variety. He is an ongoing guest curator for the Broad Museum in Los Angeles, and previously programmed for the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

THEO KOGAN is the lead singer of NYC’s Lunachicks, a professional makeup artist, and the first fully sleeved (with tattoos) hi-fashion model. She is the co-author of Fallopian Rhapsody, The Story of the Lunachicks with Jeanne Fury and a contributor to the book Women Who Rock: Bessie to Beyonce. Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl. edited by Evelyn McDonnell. Theo has also written for Nylon, Paper, TimeOut NY, and more.


June 16
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


The New York Public Library
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