호텔 첼시 Hotel Chelsea, NY

기회가 되면(Money!) 한 일주일 머물러보고 싶은 곳. (이번 생엔 글렀을지도…)(오래되서 공사중이라 문을 닫은듯도 하고…)

[위키피디아] 뉴욕의 호텔 첼시. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotel_Chelsea

1800년대 말~1980년대 쯤 까지의 세계 예술계 및 예술가들에 대해 큰 호기심을 갖고 있다. 묘한 동경도 있다. 특히 60년대~80년대의 대중예술가들에게 큰 관심이 있다.
1800년대 말~1930년대쯤 까지의 미술, 건축 등에도 관심.
그렇다고 막 연구하고 그런건 아님. 그저 가끔 인터넷 검색이나 하고 어디 큰 서점가서 휘~ 둘러보는 수준.
여튼, 지난 20세기의 예술은 정말 흥미진진하고 많은 이야기거리가 있는 것은 분명해 보인다.


–>> 유튜브 관련 다큐 : The Chelsea Hotel – A Documentary

위에 링크한 위키피디아에 소개된 이 곳을 찾은 예술가들.
누구나 그들의 작업은 잘 몰라도 한번쯤 이름은 들어봤음직한 사람들의 이름이 주르륵~ 이다.

– Literary artists
During its lifetime Hotel Chelsea has provided a home to many famous writers and thinkers including
Mark Twain O. Henry Herbert Huncke Dylan Thomas Arthur C. Clarke Sam Shepard Arthur Miller Tennessee Williams Jack Kerouac Brendan Behan Thomas Wolfe Valerie Solanas William S. Burroughs Allen Ginsberg Gregory Corso Arnold Weinstein
Charles R. Jackson_author of The Lost Weekend committed suicide in his room on September 21, 1968
Joseph O’Neill and his wife moved there in 1998, and they raised three sons there; the Chelsea Hotel plays a significant role in his novel Netherland.

-Actors and film directors
The hotel has been a home to actors and film directors such as Stanley Kubrick Shirley Clarke Mitch Hedberg Dave Hil Miloš Forman Lillie Langtry Ethan Hawke Dennis Hopper Squat Theatre Company Eddie Izzard Uma Thurman Elliott Gould Elaine Stritch Michael Imperioli Jane Fonda Russell Brand the Warhol film star Viva and her daughter Gaby Hoffman, and Edie Sedgwick.

– Musicians
Much of the Hotel Chelsea’s history has been colored by the musicians who have resided or visited there. Some of the most prominent names include the Grateful Dead Nico Tom Waits Patti Smith Jim Morrison Iggy Pop Alejandro Escovedo Virgil Thomson Chick Corea Jeff Beck Dee Dee Ramone Johnny Thunders Mink DeVille Marianne Faithfull Cher John Cale Édith Piaf Joni Mitchell Bob Dylan Alice Cooper Bette Midler Pink Floyd Jimi Hendrix Canned Heat Sid Vicious Richard Barone and Rufus Wainwright Madonna lived at the Chelsea in the early 1980s, returning in 1992 to shoot photographs for her book, Sex, in room 822. Leonard Cohen, who lived in room 424, and Janis Joplin, in room 411, had an affair there in 1968, and Cohen later wrote two songs about it, “Chelsea Hotel” and “Chelsea Hotel #2”. Jobriath spent his last years in the pyramid-topped apartment on the Chelsea’s rooftop where he died from AIDS in August 1983. The Kills wrote much of their album No Wow at the Chelsea presumably between the years 2003 to 2005.

– Visual artists
The hotel has featured and collected the work of the many visual artists who have passed through. Doris Chase Bernard Childs Claudio Edinger Brett Whiteley Ching Ho Cheng Larry Rivers and from 1961 to 1970 several of his French nouveau réalistes friends like Yves Klein (who wrote his Manifeste de l’hôtel Chelsea there in April 1961) Arman Martial Raysse Jean Tinguely Niki de Saint Phalle Christo Daniel Spoerri or Alain Jacquet (who left a version of his Déjeuner sur l’herbe from 1964 in the hotel lobby featuring other pieces by Larry Rivers or Arman) Francesco Clemente Julian Schnabel Joe Andoe David Remfry Diego Rivera Robert Crumb Ellen Cantor Jasper Johns Tom Wesselmann Claes Oldenburg Herbert Gentry Willem de Kooning Robert Mapplethorpe (room 1017, with Patti Smith) Moses Soyer (who died there in 1974) Nora Sumberg and Henri Cartier-Bresson have all spent time at the hotel. Experimental filmmaker and ethnomusicologist Harry Everett Smith lived and died in Room 328. The painter Alphaeus Philemon Cole lived there for 35 years until his death in 1988, aged 112, at which point he was the oldest verified man alive. The sculptor René Shapshak and his wife lived here; his bust of Harry Truman and reliefs were in the lobby.

-Fashion designers
Charles James, credited with being America’s first couturier who influenced fashion in the 1940s and 1950s, moved into the Chelsea in 1964. He died there of pneumonia in 1978. When Billy Reid started his brand in 1998, it was a one-man operation; he lived in the Garment Center, while a room at the Chelsea served as an office, studio and showroom.
Warhol : Hotel Chelsea is often associated with the Warhol superstars, as Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey directed Chelsea Girls (1966), a film about his Factory regulars and their lives at the hotel.

Others
Several survivors of the Titanic stayed for some time in this hotel as it is a short distance from Pier 54, the White Star Line dock where the Titanic was supposed to dock. The Chelsea was also home to many sailors returning from their duties in World War I.


–>> 유튜브 : CHELSEA HOTEL’S UNCERTAIN FUTURE – BBC NEWS

관련정보 : Living with Legends : Hotel Chelsea Blog

관련기사 : VANITYFAIR_Where The Walls Still Talk


–>>유튜브 B&H Photo Video 채널 관련 영상 : Living Inside the Chelsea Hotel

관련정보 : Culture Trip_The Literary History of New York’s Chelsea Hotel


직접 관련은 없지만… 흥미로운 뉴욕의 옛모습 관련 영상


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