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Nelson Sullivan

  • Nelson Sullivan

Nelson Sullivan
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Born (John) Nelson Sullivan
March 15, 1948
Kershaw, South Carolina, U.S.
Died July 4, 1989 (aged 41)
New York City, U.S.
Occupation Videographer
Website YouTube channel
John Nelson Sullivan (March 15, 1948 – July 4, 1989) was an American videographer who was ubiquitous on Lower Manhattan's art and club scenes during the 1980s. His videos, which chronicle various events throughout that decade, are now regarded as a form of pre-Internet vlogging. The videos have steadily gained online popularity since 2008, when New York University's 5 Ninth Avenue Project began digitizing and uploading them to YouTube.

This portrait is from a still of one of his videos.

Digital acrylic, one only glicee print, signed on A3 fine art paper.