Take a candid look at New York City in the 1980s with a reading from Peter McGough’s recently released memoir I’ve Seen the Future and I’m Not Going: The Art Scene and Downtown New York in the 1980s.

The New York Times reports:

“For 40 years, McGough, 61, has been in an artistic partnership with his collaborator — and former longtime boyfriend — David McDermott, who has lived in Ireland since the 1990s. As McDermott & McGough, the two have shown at museums and galleries around the world and worked in a number of media, though they are best known for their paintings — vibrant celebrations of gay sensibility and desire — and for their photographs documenting their experiments in period living. When they rose to fame in the 1980s, the duo dressed, made work and lived as though it were the Victorian era, occupying a townhouse on Avenue C without electricity or modern appliances. They wore top hats and backdated their paintings to the late 19th and early 20th century. ‘But our work was not just about the past,’ McGough says. ‘It was about time, and how time is fleeting.'”

This virtual event is free and open to the public. Register here.

When: Tuesday, October 13, 2:00 PM ET


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