It's Keith Haring's birthday today! In celebration and remembrance, here's an excerpt from Clayton Patterson's Resistance
, a radical social and political history of the Lower East Side. The excerpt below is quoted from an interview between Resistance
contributor James Cornwell and Leonard Abrams, the publisher of the now defunct East Village Eye
, about the East Village's now-you-see-it-now-you-don't 1980s gallery scene.