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Empire Roller Disco, photographs by Patrick D. Pagnano – presented by Anthology Editions in The Gallery

  • 8:00 am - 11:59 pm | Friday June 09, 2023
  • Gallery | Ace Hotel Brooklyn

Anthology Editions present: Empire Roller Disco, photographs by Patrick D. Pagnano

Brooklyn’s Empire Rollerdrome opened its doors in 1941 and soon became the borough’s premier destination for recreational and competitive roller skating. But it wasn’t until the late 1970s that the celebrated rink reached iconic status by replacing its organist with a live DJ, installing a state of the art sound and light system, and renaming itself after the nationwide dance craze it had helped to originate: the Empire Roller Disco was born. In 1980, the acclaimed street photographer Patrick D. Pagnano went on assignment to document the Empire and its legendary cast of partygoers. The resulting photographs, gathered in Empire Roller Disco for the first time, capture the vibrant spirits, extraordinary styles, and sheer joys of Brooklyn roller disco at its dizzying peak.

 

Exhibition: May 2 – July 29
Opening Party: May 10, 7-11pm

 

About –

Called “one of the most versatile and adaptive street photographers in the genre’s history,” Patrick D. Pagnano (1947–2018) moved to New York City from Chicago in 1974 and immersed himself in an art practice that would grow to include street work, portraiture, and documentary photography. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and numerous other institutions.

Anthology Editions is an independent book publisher based in Brooklyn, New York. An imprint of the record label, Mexican Summer, Anthology is dedicated to uncovering and presenting new narratives via thoughtful, exceptionally designed publications in the fields of art, music, and pop culture history.

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