donderdag 24 maart 2011

Fab 5 Freddy

Growing up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of New York, Freddy first entered the underground culture as a popular graffiti artist. Using the tags "Bull 99" and "Fred Fab 5," Freddy's work became a fixture on subway cars and walls throughout the city. Graduating from high school in the late '70s, the young artist studied painting at Medgar Evans College where he emulated the pop art of Andy Warhol. After fostering a friendship with music columnist and Warhol's 'Interview' editor Glenn O'Brien, Freddy became a cameraman and regular guest on his public-access show. It was through this friendship that Fab Five was introduced to the downtown hipster scene which included Debbie Harry of the group Blondie, Warhol, Keith Haring, and Jean-Michel Basquiat (Harry even mentioned Freddy in the lyrics of Blondie's 1981 hit "Rapture").


We have yet to find information on how Fab ended up in this German gem...

fab 5 freddie rocks the mic from HolyRollertv on Vimeo.

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