Jay Myself

Tuesday, October 22nd, at 7:15pm
Presented with Chrysler Museum

Acclaimed photographer Jay Maisel bought a six-story, 72-room building on the Bowery in 1966. Ever since, the site has served as his home, studio and repository for a breathtaking collection of items that inspires his photographic work. But now it must be emptied out following its sale in the largest private real estate deal in NYC history. As Maisel prepares for this monumental move, a true end of an era, he reflects on his life and work for the camera of photographer and filmmaker Stephen Wilkes. (76 mins)

Introduction by Seth Feman, curator of Photography at Chrysler Museum

“After watching ‘Jay Myself,’ you yourself may begin to see the world in a whole new way, as if you’d woken up to all the images that might have been invisible before, but only because you passed them by.” – Owen Gleiberman, Variety

“You fall in love with everyone in this movie. It is just such a wonderful trip.” – Wade Major, Film Week