Linda Troeller’s Chelsea Hotel

July 24th, 2007 by Larry Smith

ethanhawk.jpgLive in New York City long enough, and you’ll hear a story (or ten) about the Chelsea Hotel, the famed spot where artists of every flavor—from Arthur Miller to Sid Vicious and every Corso, Ginsberg and Kerouac you can conjure up—took up residence at one point in their lives. Naturally a site and blog have long been born around this storied spot.

troeller_chelsea.jpgThe latest in the Story of the Chelsea Hotel canon is Atmosphere: An Artist’s Memoir of the Chelsea Hotel by artist and photographer Linda Troeller. The book is self-published on Blurb, and Troeller’s point of view is intimate and personal; after all, she’s lived there herself since 1994. The Village Voice offers a stunning slideshow from Atmosphere here.

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