"IF YOU GOT NO SAVIOR,
YOU CAN DO IT ON YOUR OWN..."
Inspired by the bygone days when Mapplethorpe, Dylan, Hendrix and de Kooning filled the halls with music and electric creativity, this June will find young artists coming together at the legendary Hotel Chelsea once again to bring new energy into the storied establishment.
Cowboy Mouth: Young Artists at the Chelsea is an immersive three-part evening centered around Sam Shepard and Patti Smith’s collaborative work, Cowboy Mouth—a surreal short play both penned during and inspired by the heyday of the historic Hotel Chelsea in downtown New York. Each evening begins with visual and performance art piece, The Traveling Bag, by Rachel Libeskind, followed by the play itself and culminating in music and dancing by rising New York musical talent.
Keeping the Hotel Chelsea's rich tradition of artistic collaboration and iconoclasm in mind, from June 10th to 20th Amanda + James, Manderley Productions and Chelsea Hotels will bring together a new cast of young artists eager to enter this revered space. With Cowboy Mouth, these artists will pay homage to the work and spirit of those who came before while simultaneously offering a fresh take on this revered landmark.