Baird Jones, 43rd Birthday Party Invitation, Palladium, 1998


“The 43rd Birthday of Baird Jones,” 1998. Ink on card stock, 2 3/4″ x 5 3/8″.

Baird’s 43rd birthday party must have been one of the last at the Palladium before the storied nightclub’s purchase by New York University and subsequent conversion into student dorms. The unattributed caricature of a preppy Baird is joined by the tagline “Over one million persons have gone free to Baird Jones parties.”




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The Anomalous Baird Jones (1955–2008)

Few people personify the free-wheeling, polymorphous spirit of fin-de-siècle downtown New York as well as the idiosyncratic curator, club party promoter, photographer, author, and celebrity gossip Baird Jones.

The Night Time Is The Right Time: N.Y.C. Nightclub Ephemera, 1980s

By the 1980s dozens of new nightclubs and bars including Area, Danceteria, Mudd Club, and Paradise Garage consciously strove to be part of the art world by presenting new music, art, film, video, fashion, and performance.