Downtown poet and Englishman Max Blagg has lived in New York since 1972, becoming a fixture on the downtown scene. A Gap tv commercial in 1992, entitled What Fits, while kickstarting photographer Matthew Rolston’s career. almost destroyed Blagg’s bohemian credibility, but he has soldiered on.
He has performed at numerous landmark NYC venues including The Kitchen, Guggenheim Museum, Jackie 60, St Marks Church, The National Arts Club, CBGB’s and Tin Pan Alley Bar. His most recent publications are Walkabout NYC and Slow Dazzle, both published by Shallow Books NYC, and just arrived is a collaboration with artist Curtis Kulig, Loud Money, a mashup of art and text encased in a splendid hardcover book. Blagg has collaborated with many artists including Jamie Nares, Alex Katz, Jack Pierson, Richard Prince, Donald Sultan, Billy Sullivan, Keith Sonnier, Nan Goldin, Jerelyn Hanrahan and Nicholas Rule, and is currently collaborating with sound artist DJ IZM on a new audio/visual project.