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Clayton- Godfather of the Lower East Side Documentary
CLAYTON: GOD FATHER OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE DOCUMENTARY Curated by Julian Voloj.
It is said that Clayton Patterson is probably one of the most influential people in the Lower Eastside because of his social activism and his art. A Canadian immigrant, turned New Yorker began filming the music scene at CBGB's, the alternative lifestyles at the Pyramid, and injustices of police brutality against the homeless and in the residents of the Lower Eastside in 1970s and 1980's. Clayton's photography and famous "Cap's set the tone for becoming a cornerstone of the LES. Clayton documented his new found Hispanic, Jewish and Black community which was composed of Punks, Gangs, Drag Queens, celebrities and everyday working class people. Clayton's work now documented in a graphic novel, maps historic gentrification that changed the Lower East Side forever. Limited edition copies signed by artists, Clayton Patterson, Sean Catedral and Ray Felix. Each book contains a different doodle of a cartoony Clayton by Ray Felix.