Public Program:
Rare Excerpts from Glenn O'Brien's TV Party, Selected by Glenn O'Brien
February 22 2008
From 1978 to 1982, Glenn O'Brien hosted the public access television show TV Party. Equal parts party, talk show, video art, concert, and political action, TV Party took live television to a place it had never been before. Many artists and musicians, including The Clash, Nile Rodgers, Jean-Michel Basquiat, David Byrne, Robert Fripp, DNA, Blondie, and Arto Lindsey were regular guests. Tonight, O'Brien presents a screening of rare and previously unreleased clips from TV Party, specially selected for this program. A screening of TV Party: The Documentary will be presented on February 23 at 3:00 p.m. A panel discussion featuring Glenn O'Brien, Amos Poe, and Chris Stein will be presented on March 8 at 3:00 p.m. The Bowery Artist Tribute is made possible by Hermine and David Heller.
Public Program
Courtesy the New Museum Archive