Aug 28, 2016

Spirits of Manhattan ...


Today I had the pleasure of welcoming Eugene Fedorko to my studio apartment on Hudson Street, alLuPiNiT headquarters. He came to pick up a watercolor by Kathleen from her Spirits of Manhattan works of the early 1990's. Eugene came by Kathleen's Chelsea studio last week to spend some time with the work. It was a remarkably insightful visit. He chose this particularly poignant "spirit drawing" ...what Kathleen called them, the ones on phone book pages.

A trilogy of spirit drawings were recently shown at Martos Gallery. I believe, however, this to be the first that has been acquired of this group since Kathleen's death on September 2. 2014. The complex of works was in great part a response to the ongoing AIDS pandemic of that era, and in particular to the community that was being destroyed around her here in New York City.

Kathleen and I clicked with Eugene the moment we met. He came to our bookstand some years back to inquire about Mark Morrisroe DIRT magazines and ended up picking up every issue of alLuPiNiT we had published to date. So today he also received the current issue, alLuPiNiT Vol. Vl, Gypsy Joe USA.

This drawing by Kathleen could not have found a better home and it is meaningful as Kathleen wanted to have something of hers in Eugene's company. 

RS, nyc

Kathleen White, 1991
watercolor, gauche on phone book page
Collection Eugene Fedorko, NYC

Kathleen White, 1991
watercolor, gauche on phone book page
Collection Eugene Fedorko, NYC

Kathleen White, Eugene Fedorko, Gypsy Joe
alLuPiNiT NYC,  2011

Eugene, alLuPiNiT NYC headquarters
with his copy of Gypsy Joe USA, 2016

Interview with Eugene on line, very worth while read:


photos by Rafael © 2016 / alLuPiNiT NYC & The Estate of Kathleen White

Jul 26, 2016

IV Embrace: On Caregiving and Creativity

In The Power of Your Care 

The 8th Floor
17 West 17th Street, NYC

IV Embrace: On Caregiving & Creativity –

A Panel Moderated by Ted Kerr
with Artists Rafael Sánchez, Joy Episalla, and Lodz Joseph

Organized by Visual AIDS

Thursday, July 14, 2016
6 to 8pm

Organized by Rubin Foundation grantee Visual AIDS, this conversation featured artists and activists Joy Episalla, Rafael Sánchez, and Lodz Joseph in a discussion on the role of caring and caregivers throughout the ongoing AIDS crisis from an artist and doula perspective. Moderated by Ted Kerr, IV Embrace: On Caregiving & Creativity highlighted personal experiences from both sides of the caregiving process: both caring for and receiving care. In conjunction with the exhibition In the Power of Your Care, the event highlighted artworks in the exhibition by Hunter Reynolds and Frank Moore as well as works by Hugh Steers and Kathleen White, among others.

In the spirit of community, Rafael Sánchez and Kathleen White created alLuPiNiT (the new york city environ mental magazine) in 2008. alLuPiNiT Vol. 5: Hunter Reynolds, Survival AIDS coincided with Reynolds’ 2011 show of the same title at Participant Inc. It was around that time that White offered to help Reynolds adhere to his meds by checking in with him by phone daily, which Reynolds eventually incorporated into his artistic practice with his work Medication Reminder. In the summer of 2013, just weeks after Visual AIDS’ Not Over exhibition, which included installations by both Reynolds and Sánchez, White was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. It was an incredibly tragic year but they loved and cared for each other and continued to be artists through all of it. White passed away on September 2, 2014. It was the day after her last show had closed.

Mark Morrisroe                                                                 Mark Morrisroe
Self Portrait, 1980                                                             Self Portrait, 1989 

Kathleen White, The Spark Between L And D, 1987

still from video by Dick Mitchell


Kathleen White, dress from The Spark Between L And D, 1987

Hunter Reynolds, AIDS Memorial Dress, 1993-97

Rafael Sánchez, Beside the Bed, 1994



Hunter Reynolds, Mummification, w/ Rafael Sánchez

Rafael Sánchez, Les Fleurs des Vents w/ Hunter Reynolds


Ground Zero, NY, 2001

Kathleen White
Love Letter, oil on canvas, 2002

Kathleen White, Devotion, Participant Inc, Jan. 2004

Rafael Sánchez, REVOLVER
Participant Inc, Oct. 2004

pictured Robert Appleton and Kathleen White


Sánchez / White,

Unifesto, 2006; stencil-action, 2013


Sánchez / White, Bookstand

2004 -ongoing;  Art in General, 2010


Somewhat Portable Dolmen

Sánchez / White, 2007 -ongoing


(a) Rake's Progress, Momenta Art, 2014

Pastels by Kathleen White; Installation by Rafael Sánchez


Rehearsal for Kathleen White, Sound Texts performance
Alex Delenois, Jim Fletcher, Ben Williams, Allison Foland, Kate Valk, Tavish Miller
(R.Sánchez, J. Fletcher, dir.)

Momenta Art, Brooklyn, August 30, 2013

Below, last photo

Kathleen at home by Rafael
200 1st Ave. NYC, August 30, 2013

Sound Texts Flyer:

Sánchez / White

May 8, 2016

cute cart disappeared

for the first time in 15 years

on April 6th, 2016

who done it ?!

last photos



Feb 22, 2016

Vol. Vl : Gypsy Joe, USA

Dixon Place163 Chrystie St.
Feb. 25, 7pm$10


Gershwin Live is an evolving 21st century salon, artists with fearless & distinctive voices are given free rein to present theater, dance, film, cabaret, ghost stories, music & uncategorizable hybrids. Curated by Michael Wiener & Neke Carson.


Gypsy Joseph Cvetetic hails from Montgomery, Alabama. His poems & rhyme stories have flowed like a river though his travels around the globe. He met future alLuPiNiT cofounder & editor Kathleen White in the East Village performance scene of the 1980’s. Production of alLuPiNiT Vol. Vl was interrupted when Kathleen White was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in the summer of 2013. It was Kathleen’s wish that the magazine continue. This event celebrates the first alLuPiNT release since Kathleen’s passing in the fall of 2014.
alLuPiNiT grew out of the collaborative energies of artists Rafael Sánchez & Kathleen White. The team stewarded an outdoor bookstand on Hudson Street in post 9/11 NYC. That project blossomed into a situational confluence of art, citizenry & conversation. alLuPiNiT, NYC was formed as a 501(c)3 in 2008 as a forum for extended collaboration with a family of artists working in every imaginable medium & discipline. The stand, magazine, readings & other works have been presented with Art in General, El Museo del Barrio & in MoMA’s 2012 exhibition Millennial Magazines.

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KW, Sound Texts @ Wild Project


2016 Avant Music Festival: Gallery Exhibition

 February 16 - March 5, 2016
12PM-6PM and before concerts
 Wild Project
195 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10009

Kathleen White

February 16 - March 5, 2016

at Wild Project
195 East 3rd street
In conjunction with the 2016 Avant Music Festival, an exhibition of works by Kathleen White, created in dialog with the tradition of musical notation, will be on view in Wild Project's gallery space February 16 - March 5. The presentation includes a selection of White's Sound Text drawings alongside a collaborative sound piece created with her partner Rafael Sánchez. This exhibition is curated by Conrad Ventur in conversation with the Estate of Kathleen White.
Public viewing hours are Saturdays from noon to 9 pm and Tuesdays from 7pm to 9pm, or by appointment. To make an appointment to view the work, please email gallery@avantmedia.org
The Avant Music Festival is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; by generous grants from The Foundation For Contemporary Arts and The Alice M Ditson Fund; and by the support of our members and donors.

Feb 4, 2016

St. Francis in Ecstasy

Giovanni Bellini

c. 1480

Oil on panel

124.6 cm × 142 cm (49.1 in × 56 in)
Frick CollectionNew York

   one of the greatest paintings ever created is housed quietly in the heart of our city


Jan 31, 2016

20,000 Leagues Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

Article originally published June, 2011
alLuPiNiT Vol V Hunter Reynolds Survival AIDS