LUPINO, Stephan. The World: 254 E. 2nd Street New York City.

Munich: Graphics Photos Art, 1988. First Edition. Large format softcover. Introductory essay by Stephan Saban. The World was a large nightclub in New York City, which operated from the mid-1980s until 1991 at 254 East 2nd Street. The venue was housed in a former catering hall and theater. The World attracted a clientele that was economically, racially, and sexually diverse.  An early incubator of New York’s house music and club kid scenes. The World operated largely outside the law, and opened and closed unpredictably. It ceased operations permanently in 1991. A fantastic, and overlooked photobook, which captures the club scene and clientele. Illustrated predominately with black and white images, but with 16 pages in the centre in colour. A very good copy.


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