16 Dollar Burger Show

16 Dollar Burger Show The pop up gallery, opening for a month on April 15th, will foreground never before seen works from deep inside Clayton Patterson and Elsa Rensaa's archive

The $16 Burger Show: Clayton Patterson with Elsa Rensaa. Clayton Patterson has been Lower East Side’s resident archiver, historian, and photographer since he and his long-time partner and collaborator, Elsa Rensaa, moved to New York City from Canada in 1979. By being present in the zeitgeist of Lower East Side and lower Manhattan from the 80’s to now, through their photography, art, books, film, underground illegal tattoos, and fashion in the style of Clayton Hats, Clayton and Elsa have achieved the very rare feat of documenting the transformation of Downtown Manhattan while still continuing to live and breathe it. To this day, they are still there, Clayton’s name in neon in the glass of their home on Essex Street. Clayton and Elsa have called this building on Essex, with a gallery as a storefront, which has hosted shows for the likes of Dash Snow and Peter Missing, home since the early 80’s. In every aspect of Clayton Patterson's work, Elsa Rensaa has played a significant role. She was his editor on his first video work of shows at Pyramid Club and CBGB; assisted the creation of the underground Tattoo Society of New York; designed and printed the invites and posters for the NYC International Tattoo Convention once tattooing became legal (due to Clayton and Elsa’s political push); and hand-stitched the embroidery on Clayton’s Hats, a direct reflection of their intimate working relationship. But to say that Elsa Rensaa is Clayton Patterson’s muse is an understatement. Galerie ABP is honored to be the first gallery to showcase Elsa Rensaa’s original artwork. Her work is painted with the skill of Michelangelo yet laced with the unparalleled attitude of a real deal New Yorker privy to what it is to stomp its mean streets everyday. Clayton's influence on the Lower East Side reaches further than the corners of Essex and Houston or Ludlow and Stanton; his photographs, paintings and writings document cultural and economic changes of all of New York City, and, one can argue, the entire world. He is one of the last ones standing of an era that gave birth to Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Madonna and Blondie. From an era where an unknown artist could live in a loft in Soho or in Tribeca off income from selling prints in the street. An era that is long gone. This is why the location for The $16 Burger Show at Galerie ABP is so fitting. The Meatpacking District, or as Clayton calls it: Dead Meat District, is ground zero for the transformation of Downtown Manhattan. Located in an empty retail space that used to house an overpriced burger restaurant, Galerie ABP is surrounded by two of the world’s biggest corporations: Google and Apple. It is a few blocks down from Chelsea and the dozens of galleries that form the pulse of the global art commerce. A full circle of sorts will take place with The $16 Burger Show. A celebration of two of the most important figures of Lower Manhattan culture in the last three decades. The pop up gallery, opening for a month on April 15th, will foreground never before seen works dug up from deep inside Clayton and Elsa’s museum-like house on Essex street, a selection of the artist's eponymous Clayton Hats, and an array of new works. This show is a rare peek into the life of a New York City legend who has quietly maintained an immense amount of creative output throughout the past three decades, much of which has been crafted in partnership with his wife. Screenings of films relevant to Clayton's prolific career, Captured and 10 Men Talking, are scheduled throughout the month. “The $16 Burger Show: Clayton Patterson with Elsa Rensaa”, 58-60 9th Ave. Exhibition until May 14.

Operating as usual

04/08/2015

Continuing our festival run, THE 16 DOLLAR BURGER MOVIE, about Clayton Patterson and DAMEHT 's jacket collaboration and subsequent gallery retrospective, will be playing at Timecode:NOLA April 16th-19th! Check it out if you're nearby!!!

Tomorrow is the Patch Release party! Check out these great Limited Edition patches by Clayton Patterson x DAMEHT! Order ...
05/12/2014
$16 Dollar Burger Show Patch Release Event | Galerie ABP

Tomorrow is the Patch Release party! Check out these great Limited Edition patches by Clayton Patterson x DAMEHT! Order your patch early and skip the line at the event!

It’s been a hell of a month at Galerie ABP. From the epic opening party to visits from art lovers around the world, we at Galerie ABP are thankful for everyone’s support. To pro…

Clayton Caps
05/07/2014

Clayton Caps

Happy to see #ElsaRensaa's work up at the 16 Dollar Burger Show! Drop by and catch some old and new embroidery work, paintings, photography, pins, dvds books and more

05/04/2014

Galerie ABP will be closed for the day. We'll be back tomorrow!

Great shots & story by Dustin Pittman up on ASVOFF's blog on the opening night and DAMEHT's after party at the The McKit...
04/29/2014
FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHIC DIARIES OF PHOTOGRAPHER Dustin Pittman CLAYTON PATTERSON "THE $16 BURGER...

Great shots & story by Dustin Pittman up on ASVOFF's blog on the opening night and DAMEHT's after party at the The McKittrick Hotel

"...I believe in Clayton and everything that he represents. I, to, have witnessed the distruction of the LES and other Historic Manhattan Neighborhoods only to be priced out with Corporate Drug Stores, Banks, Expensive Coffee Shops, Cellphone Popup Stores and other Mall Related storefront trash. Mars Bar=GONE CBGB'S=GONE Max Fish=GONE Brownies=GONE."

Thanks Life + Times for the write up!
04/24/2014

Thanks Life + Times for the write up!

Visual artist Clayton Patterson's exhibit opens in NYC: http://bit.ly/1pr9i7v

#elgoog with us and Clayton Patterson
04/21/2014
The $16 Burger Show

#elgoog with us and Clayton Patterson

Clayton Patterson presents never been seen before work in the Dead Meat District

Clayton Patterson's photos from the Opening
04/20/2014

Clayton Patterson's photos from the Opening

Thanks to everyone for the support and for coming to the opening of the 16 Dollar Burger Show! Open every day from 12~7pm

Opens April 15th
04/06/2014

Opens April 15th

Documentarian Clayton Patterson Leaving Lower East Side for Austrian Alps
04/06/2014
Documentarian Clayton Patterson Leaving Lower East Side for Austrian Alps

Documentarian Clayton Patterson Leaving Lower East Side for Austrian Alps

The Lower East Side lost its rebel soul many moons ago, but now it's saying goodbye to one of its biggest champions. Seriously, how many times have we been uttering end of an era these last few years...? The New York Times now reports that Clayton Patterson, a fixture for 35 years, is retiring from…

Lower East Side Icon Moving To Austrian Alps Because Of Gentrification: Gothamist
04/06/2014
Lower East Side Icon Moving To Austrian Alps Because Of Gentrification: Gothamist

Lower East Side Icon Moving To Austrian Alps Because Of Gentrification: Gothamist

After 35 years living on the Lower East Side, photographer, artist, and documentarian Clayton Patterson is moving to the Austrian Alps. He's survived Giuliani, the crack epidemic, and 9/11; he's outlasted CBGBs and Mars Bar; he's been arrested dozens of times and come back for more. So what finally…

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