Jun 11, 2017

Jezus' Zoon

I knew every raindrop by its name. 

-Denis Johnson,

Jesus' Son

Denis Johnson, Jesus' Son 
translated to Dutch by 
Rob van Erkelens 
In Deknipscheer,


book design, 
J. -M. van Daalen 
Buissant des Amorie

Performance photo of 
Rafael Sánchez by Erik Odijk  

When I'm rushing on my run
And I feel just like Jesus' Son.

-Lou Reed, Heroin

Wig Suitcase

Kathleen White,
Wig Suitcase, 1990's

Familiar Feelings (On the Boston Group)
Curated by Manuel Segade

Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, 
Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2009

Foto, Mark Ritchie


Feb 11, 2017


Rafael Sánchez
Participant Inc, 2004 

(performance video still)

see video here:


Jan 26, 2017

Queen of the Night

This large plaque was made of baked straw-tempered clay, modeled in high relief. The figure of the curvaceous naked woman was originally painted red; note the trace of the red color on her left wrist. She wears the horned headdress characteristic of a Mesopotamian deity and holds a rod and ring of justice, also symbols of her divinity. Her long multi-colored wings hang downwards, indicating that she is a goddess of the Underworld. The background was originally painted black, suggesting that she was associated with the night.

The figure could be an aspect of the goddess Ishtar , Mesopotamian goddess of sexual love and war, or Ishtar's sister and rival, the goddess Ereshkigal who ruled over the Underworld, or the demoness Lilitu, known in the Bible as Lilith. The plaque probably stood in a shrine.

Old Babylonian period, 1800-1750 BCE, from southern Iraq (place of excavation is unknown), Mesopotamia. (The British Museum, London).

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Originally published on 18 September 2014 in Ancient History Encyclopedia under the following license: Creative Commons : Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share-Alike. This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon this content non-commercially, as long as they credit the author and license their new creations under the identical terms.


Aug 28, 2016

Spirits of Manhattan ...

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

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

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

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

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.

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


May 8, 2016

cute cart disappeared

for the first time in 15 years

on April 6th, 2016

the cute cart 

who did it ?!

last photo



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