Monday, June 1, 2009
The Selby & Sally Singer
Be sure to check out The Selby's amazing pictorial of Sally Singer's New York home at the Chelsea Hotel. It seems fitting that such a cool couple (her husband is the novelist Joseph O'Neill) would choose to live and raise their children in one of New York's most infamous and storied buildings. Past residents and guests include Jack Kerouac, Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, Stanley Kubrick, Edie Sedgwick, Joni Mitchell, The Ramones, Édith Piaf, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Mapplethorpe, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Jasper Johns, and Willem De Kooning, just to name a few. As if that wasn't ridiculous enough, the building staircases are lined with artwork by some of its famous former residents. In so many ways, the Chelsea Hotel embodies the creative mystic that continues to lure people from all over the world to this great city. Below are a few highlights from The Selby. Singer's home was also featured some years ago in a New York Times article, available here.