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Warhol Star Taylor Mead Dies at 88 [UPDATED]

Last modified May 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm

We are learning the sad news this morning that Warhol star, writer, and poet Taylor Mead died yesterday at the age of 88. His passing comes just a month after accepting a settlement with notorious landlord Ben Shaoul to vacate 163 Ludlow Street, the Lower East Side tenement building he called home for three decades. […]

Taylor Mead Accepts Ben Shaoul Buyout at 163 Ludlow

Posted April 12, 2013 at 6:10 am

The long battle between 88-year-old Taylor Mead and 163 Ludlow landlord Ben Shaoul is now officially water under the proverbial bridge.

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Taylor Mead Temporarily Leaves New York; Possible Buyout in the Works

Last modified August 29, 2017 at 11:51 pm

Taylor Mead is battling a neighborhood now run by developers and liquor licenses. After living on the fifth floor of 163 Ludlow Street for some thirty years, the 88-year-old performance artist had decided to take a leave of absence.

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Clayton’s Corner: Revisiting the Plight of Taylor Mead on Ludlow

Posted March 11, 2013 at 11:15 am

Iconic Lower East Side artist Taylor Mead continues to suffer in his fifth-floor tenement dwelling at 163 Ludlow Street.

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The Plight of Taylor Mead Amidst Ludlow Landlord Harassment

Last modified March 7, 2013 at 11:21 pm

At 87, Taylor Mead remains a Lower East Side legend. But the prolific artist resides in an area which is now deemed Hell Square. And for him, the name rings true.

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