Finissage Exhibition Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt 2017

3 pm: Guided tour by the curators Julia Moritz and Stefan Burger
4 pm: Joni Mitchell Disco Cage Presents:
“Leaving the Chelsea with Egg” by Viva Hoffmann
Book Launch and Reading by Garrett Nelson

Garrett Nelson will be reading from the book he edited “Leaving the Chelsea with Egg”, an excerpt from the unpublished memoir of Viva Hoffmann. It is the story of her affair with the photographer William Eggleston in the 1970s moving from the legendary Chelsea Hotel to Los Angeles. Published by JMDC Press of the itinerant and sporadic institution Joni Mitchell Disco Cage in collaboration with Blake & Vargas Berlin, the small edition chapbook is an intimate portrait from the life of a denizen of the Chelsea Hotel and an icon of 20th century American art: a muse, an artist and a writer.