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Royal Academy Lates: Manhattan Studio Party

Experience the underground New York arts scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s. 

It’s Saturday night in Manhattan and you’ll dart between artist studio parties, film screenings, workshops, disco DJs and avant-garde art rock, Happenings, secret bars, a John Cage inspired jam session, performance art and much more … 

We take inspiration from Jasper Johns’ collaborations with key figures in the New York art scene from Andy Warhol, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg and Bruce Nauman.

The VIP area sees the recreation of an Andy Warhol inspired polaroid photography session by photographer and writer Rhiannon Adam, author of Polaroid: The Missing Manual