Author(s): Richard Boch
Writer Richard Boch is a respected artist who was one of three of the legendary Mudd Club doorman. Described by legendary chronicler of New York, Michael Musto as an "amazing antidote to the uptown glitz of Studio 54 in the '70s". Boch was both catalyst and witness to the birth of this convergence of art and music.Filled with anecdotes about cultural icons like Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Lou Reed, Debbie Harry, David Byrne, and hundreds more.Features never-before-seen photos from both Boch's personal collection and legendary scene photographers.
National Print Campaign: Advance solicitation to The NY Times, LA Times, New York Review of Books, Gannett and McClatchey properties. Already in discussions with NYTimes for a profile of author Boch.National Web Media Campaign: Vice Online, Dangerous Minds, boingBoing, Huffington Post, HyperAllergic, ArtNews, BuzzFeedSpecialized Print and Online Campaign: Nice media outlets with a focus on punk history, no wave music, iconic New York places, and artists.Trades: Publisher's Weekly, Booklist, Kirkus, Library JournalNational Radio & Podcast: Solicits for interviews on both national and regional cultural interest programs.Social Media: Feral House has 8600 dedicated fans and followers. Feral House also uses Instagram and Twitter to promote books and engage readers. A dedicated Facebook, blog, and Instagram for The Mudd Club will be launched prior to publication.General Tour Info: We're currently work with the Brooklyn Book Festival to have Boch appear as a panelist discussing his work and New York punk and art history. We'll have more details on 2017/18 appearances in the coming monthsLaunch party in New York City.GoodReads Giveaways always get good response for our titles.
Richard Boch is an artist, writer and lifelong New Yorker. He was born in Brooklyn, grew up on Long Island and studied printmaking and painting at The University of Connecticut and the Parsons New School for Design.In 2016 Boch narrated a slide presentation at HOWL Projects related to the New York club scene. Recent exhibitions of his work include a group show at McDaris Fine Art, a suite of multimedia prints titled A Throwback Thrown Forward, and a series of Ã� Page Paintings" as part of No Wave Heroes. He was interviewed and quoted at length for High On Rebellion, the story of Max's Kansas City by Yvonne Sewall -Ruskin, New York in The 70s by Allan Tannenbaum, Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller by Chloe' Griffin, Born This Way, the story of Gia Carrangi by Sacha Lanvin Baumann and Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor by Tim Lawrence. In addition Boch is currently editing Bobby Grossman's Low Fidelity: Still Photographs 1975- - 1983 and recently contributed a sidebar to Tannenbaum's Grit and Glamour. In November 2015 he served on the host committee of the Mudd Club Rummage Sale Benefitting the Bowery Mission, the first Mudd--related event in over thirty years. The New York Times referred to Boch as making Ã� live or die decisions" as the club's Ã� longtime alpha doorman."
Table of Contents Introduction/Outside Wanting In Chapter 1 Quickly Said and Left Unsaid Chapter 2 Joan Crawford, NyQuil and Fried Chicken Chapter 3 Springtime Chapter 4 A Golden Highway Chapter 5 Summer '79 Chapter 6 The Long Tweed Coat Chapter 7 Winter 1980 Chapter 8 Hooked Chapter 9 Birds and Flowers Chapter 10 Summer of Love Part II: Heroin, Surf and Sand Chapter 11 Beautiful and Gone Epilogue/And Then