Angus MacLise is Art

Angus MacLise Velvet Underground

Posted by Jason Diamond

If you’re in New York, I can’t stress how vital it is you check this out.

The Art and Life of Angus MacLise 1938 – 1979

May 10 – May 29, 2011

Opening party: Tue, May 10, 2011, 6pm at Boo-Hooray Chelsea
Film Screening at Anthology Film Archives: Thurs, May 12, 2011 at 8pm
Walks and Talks at Chelsea Location: Sat 5/14 at 3pm, Sat 5/21 at 3pm

“Angus MacLise was the Velvet Underground’s first drummer. He withdrew when he found out that at a paying job he had to start and stop playing when told to. No one told Angus to stop playing. So the job of a working musician was impossible for Angus, and he taught us all a lesson about purity of spirit.

Angus was a dream percussionist. A dream person.” — Lou Reed