Home Of Photographer Robert Frank

Home Of Photographer Robert Frank (HM2GM1)

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N 40° 43.248', W 73° 59.644'

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184 Bowery

You are standing at the former home and studio of Swiss-born photographer/filmmaker Robert Frank (b. 1924). Frank's landmark 1958 book, The Americans "changed the nature of photography, what it could say and how it could say it ...it remains perhaps the most influential photography book of the 20th century," according to critic Sean O'Hagan (The Guardian, 2014). Frank's films include the Beat Generation classic Pull My Daisy (1959) and the notorious Rolling Stones documentary Cocksucker Blues (1972). Later, Frank expanded into photomontage and music video work.
An 1887 Renaissance Revival style structure designed by William Graul as a commercial space, 184 Bowery became the Lincoln Hotel in 1924, the name of which is repeated on each step of the building's first flight of stairs. Converted to artist lofts in 1969, it was provided a nurturing space for photographers Paco Grande and Daniel Seymour, actress Jessica Lange, musician John Campo, and artist June Leaf.
In 1970, Joh Lennon and Yoko Ono shot their famous avant-garde short Fly here.
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HM NumberHM2GM1
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Year Placed2016
Placed ByBowery Alliance of Neighbors
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Date Added Monday, May 6th, 2019 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 584957 N 4508250
Decimal Degrees40.72080000, -73.99406667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 43.248', W 73° 59.644'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 43' 14.88" N, 73° 59' 38.64" W
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