On November 19th, The MUDD CLUB Rummage Sale took place at The Django at the Roxy Hotel in TriBeCa, New York City. The event benefited the Bowery Mission Women’s Center and featured famed treasures and collected from an elite list of couturiers, rock stars, artists, luminaries, bigwigs, and significant others. It was co-hosted by Glenn O’Brien, Maripol and Paul Sevigny. Those who contributed to the event include threeASFOUR, Victoria Bartlett, Dike Blair, Fred Braithwaite, Alba Clemente, William Coupon, Bob Gruen, Deborah Harry, Maripol, James Nares, Brett de Palma, Kenny Scharf, Kate Simon, Patti Smith, Chris Stein, Sting, Billy Sullivan, Allan Tannenbaum, Christopher Wool and more.
The event was a reunion of sorts for those who frequented the famed Mudd Club in its hey day. Guests enjoyed a shopping event, cocktail party, and mini concert with Lenny Kaye from the Patti Smith Group as well as B-52’s singer Kate Pierson who serenaded the enthusiastic crowd of artists, photographers, fashion designers and scenesters from then and now. Those in attendance included Tavi Gevinson, Victoria Bartlett, Richard Boch, William Coupon, Scott Covert, Sante D’Orazio, Eric Goode, Deborah Harry, David Hershkovitz, David Jones, Lenny Kaye, Daryl Kerrigan, Mark Kostabi, Maripol, Steve Mass, Leggs McNeil, Daniela Morera, Roy Nachum, Glenn O’Brien, Kate Pierson, Dustin Pittman, Amos Poe, Kate Simon, Chris Stein, Tara Subkoff, Billy Sullivan, Allan Tannenbaum, Linda Yablonsky and Indira Cesarine.
About The Bowery Mission: The Bowery Mission’s programs are making a life-changing difference in the lives of women who have nowhere else to turn. From a hot meal, clothing or medical care at The Bowery Mission to holistic recovery at The Bowery Mission Women’s Center at Heartsease Home, it is caring donors and volunteers who make this life change possible. The Bowery Mission has served the poor, homeless and hungry New Yorkers since 1879, in an area that came to define the term “skid row.” It provides meals, emergency shelter, and residential recovery programs. The Bowery Mission believes homelessness is both the problem and the symptom of other problems that can range from financial instability to chronic substance abuse, from unemployment to family trauma, and more. The non-profit organization addresses homelessness as both the problem and the symptom by meeting basic needs through compassionate care programs, and operating residential recovery programs to help the homeless regain sobriety, reconnect with family and faith, pursue educational goals, and prepare for work and independent living.
About The Mudd Club:
Located at 77 White Street, the Mudd Club was a nightclub in the TriBeCa area of New York City that operated from 1978 to 1983. It was a venue for underground music and quickly evolved to a destination not only for music but also for art, fashion and events. The Mudd Club was founded by Steve Mass, art curator Diego Cortez, and downtown punk scene figure, Anya Phillips. Individuals associated with the venue included musicians Lou Reed, Johnny Thunders, David Byrne, Deborah Harry, Arto Lindsay, John Lurie, Nico with Jim Tisdall, Lydia Lunch, The Cramps, The B-52’s; artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, Madonna, Klaus Nomi and John Sex; designer Betsey Johnson, Maripol, and underground filmmakers Amos Poe, Vincent Gallo, Kathy Acker, and Glenn O’Brien among many others.
Photos by Patrick McMullan