Category: New York City

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Madonna licking Jean-Michel Basquiat’s leg in the back of his limo, 1983.

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Madonna photographed by Richard Corman

in Alphabet City, 1982.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks to reporters at the Operation PUSH Soul Picnic at the 142nd Street Armory in New York on March 26, 1972. 

Left to right are: Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X; Jackson; Tom Todd, vice president of PUSH; Aretha Franklin; Miriam Makeba and Louis Stokes, rear right. PUSH stands for People United to Save Humanity.  

Jimi Hendrix performing at Madison Square Garden in New York City on May 18, 1969.

Photos by Walter Iooss Jr.

Curtis Mayfield photographed by David Reed in New York City, 1973.

Paul Robeson with his wife Eslanda Goode and their son Paul Robeson Jr. at Central Park West in New York City in 1939.

Photos by Carl Van Vechten

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Ike & Tina Turner concert in New York City, 1974.

Photos by Peter Smetana

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Jimi Hendrix performing at the Fillmore East in New York City on May 10, 1968.

Photos by Frank Mastropolo

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Funk singer Betty Davis with her husband Miles Davis in front of one of his paintings at their home in New York City, October 1969.

Photos by Baron Wolman

Keith Haring, Grace Jones, Fela Kuti, and Jean Michel Basquiat at Mr. Chow in New York City, 1986.

Photos by Andy Warhol