An art-world novel in memoir form about a 1979-80 love triangle set in New York’s Lower East Side, Haiti, Paris, and Timbuktu. Zachary, an art collector with roots in the flea markets, and FleX, an eccentric and self-destructive artist, are both in love with Rachel, a model from Haiti. Zachary is instrumental in creating FleX's meteoric career, even as he impregnates Rachel. The resulting chaos is corrupt, funny, and eventually catastrophic.
This edition is limited to 200 copies, numbered and signed by the author.
“A personal account of the players and hangers-on who live with art at the center of their lives. Some achieve fame, others wealth, some nothing at all, but all are aware of the magnitude of the elusiveness of it all.” Peter Nagy, Nature Morte
“Unplugged Yellow is a fascinating account of New York City in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Personally, the book takes me right back to the terror and beauty of that time. It is a mesmerizing read.” Jennifer Clement, author of Widow Basquiat
“A poetic memoir. I don’t mind if you leave me in. But the part about me is fiction.” Suzanne Malouf, Basquiat’s muse
“A memoir of a place I was lucky to get out of alive.” Garret Linn, Laboratories.com
“I’d often regretted missing the NYC art scene of the early 80s. No longer! I time-traveled there with Unplugged Yellow. Come along! Dailey's gripping account is written with the intimacy and authority of the perceptive insider. It will transport you right into the glories and darkness of it all. And when you’re done, you’ll feel some Timbuktu sand in your nostrils.” Adam Niklewicz, artist
“I read right through Unplugged Yellow. Dailey has given us an accomplished romp around a dark corner of the art world.” Steel Stillman, critic and artist
“Walking the Lower East Side today, it's impossible to imagine the chaotic creativity that owned the streets. Dailey's writing reminds us that there was a dynamic, popular East Village art and social scene.” Bruce Frankel, journalist and photographer