'Crave' on Five Decades of Work by SVA's Billy Sullivan
June 9, 2016
From Crave: "Billy Sullivan is Brooklyn born and bred, a True Yorker, if you will. He came up in the 1960s, at a time when the underground walked the street. The High School of Art and Design had just opened and Sullivan and Jackie Curtis were classmates. It was destiny. In 1969, the fringe had centered itself in New York City.
Like any True Yorker, Sullivan never left. He wore see-through bikini underpants to his interview with the draft board and was promptly excused from service in Vietnam. He failed out of Parsons School of Design then went to the School of Visual Arts on Scholarship. He started going to places like Arthur, the first non-membership club to put a velvet rope and the door, welcoming the likes of Rudolph Nureyev, Tennessee Williams, and Leonard Bernstein..." (For the full story and more images, click here)