VECTOR Gallery on Clinton Celebrates 75 Years of Nico with ‘Time Doesn’t Move’

Posted on: October 16th, 2013 at 9:10 am by

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Photo: Julia Maria Sinelnikova

JJ Brine sure is making a statement with his newish occult showroom on Clinton Street, VECTOR Gallery. Donning enough Satanic sundries and neon brightness to make the man downstairs proud, its mere presence on a gentrified restaurant row is practically punk rock in itself. If for nothing else, retail diversity.

Yes, VECTOR Gallery has a tendency to turn heads and stir the pot. That’s the point.  Some find it cool, while others are certainly disgusted. Brine delightedly informed Art Fag City that “somebody wrote ‘Fuck you Satan-lover’ on the window.” Each time we walk by 40 Clinton, cameras and phones are removed from pockets of passersby to capture the window display. Ergo, they’re certainly doing something right.

By the way, the security gate remains lifted 24/7 for perfect viewing (or worshiping); however, the only entry time to the palace is at night (the other 9 to 5).

Tonight at 8pm, meanwhile, Brine and company are throwing a party to celebrate Nico’s 75th birthday. “Time Doesn’t Move” was a call to artists, musicians, and filmmakers for submissions inspired by the late great musical muse. This fete is the creative culmination. Final selections for the tribute include works by JJ Brine, Renee Masoomian, Aubrey Loftus, Julia Sinelnikova, Patrick Grzlewski, Danielle Draik, and Mikael Henaff, among others. There will also be girls (and boys) walking around dressed as Nico.

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