"Chelsea Hotel" New York City, NY - 1980


One of the most iconic Hotels in Bohemian/Hipster history, the Chelsea Hotel has been home to numerous writers, musicians, artists and actors in it's 134 years.

Arthur C. Clarke wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey while staying at the Chelsea, poets Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso chose it as a place for philosophical and artistic exchange. It is also known as the place where the writer Dylan Thomas was staying in room 205 when he became ill and died; and where Nancy Spungen, girlfriend of Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols, was found stabbed to death!


Arthur Miller wrote a short piece, "The Chelsea Affect", describing life at the Chelsea Hotel in the early 1960s. Leonard Cohen, who lived in room 424, and Janis Joplin, in room 411, had an affair there in 1968, and Cohen later immortalized it in a song he entitled, "Chelsea Hotel."


Just feast your eyes at the names of some of its former musical guests: The Grateful Dead, Nico, Tom Waits, Patti Smith, Jim Morrison, Iggy Pop, Jeff Beck, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Thunders, Mink DeVille, Marianne Faithfull, Cher, John Cale, Édith Piaf, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Alice Cooper, Bette Midler, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Canned Heat, Sid Vicious, and Madonna just to name a few!


It's been said so many times before, but only if walls could talk. But they can't so your stuck with my photo of it.   

"Chelsea Hotel" New York City, NY - 1980

  • Photo comes signed and sequentially numbered from a limited edition run of 50 prints. This is the inaugural run. 


    Each print comes matted in a high quality11x17" black mat with the photo centered in a 7.5"x 9.5" opening. Mat is beveled cut with white core and 4-ply thick (about 1.4 mm or 1/16 inch).  Also included is an 11x17" backing board.  Both are enclosed in a plastic sleeve. 


    Photo is digitally printed on heavy 14 pt stock, semi-gloss, high quality paper using 5-Color Pigment/Dye Reactive ink producing vivid colors and sharp, crisp details.   


    Prints will last up 100+ years when maintained in proper conditions.  We suggest using "UV-Filter Glass" in your frame which will protect your photograph from 99% of harmful UV rays, as well as provide crisp image resolution for many years.