Original Lithograph from the ‘Spike’ Gay Night Club of New York
An original lithograph of owner Chuck ‘CT’ Thompson, which hung in the club from 1991 to 2000, signed by the artist John Zak.
and the owner of the Spike was Chuck “CT” Thompson, who was also its main DJ. This is an original lithograph of the owner, “Chuck” in front of the Spike, signed by artist John Zak and dated 1991. He is on his custom made Harley with his Guitar strung over his back. This picture hung in the Spike from 1991 until it closed in 2000
A piece of history from the gay community of New York City.
The SPIKE was a leather gay bar which was very popular in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood at address was 1from the day it opened in May of 1980 till it had to close in August 31, 2000 when the building it was in was sold to new landlord who tore it down an make room for a multimillion dollar condo project.
Chelsea is a neighborhood on the West Side of the borough of Manhattan in New York City, where people of many different cultures live. Chelsea is famous for having a large LGBTQ population, with one of Chelsea’s census tracts reporting that 22% of its residents were gay couples. Chelsea is known for its social diversity and inclusion.
Eighth Avenue is a center for LGBT-oriented shopping and dining. From 16th to 22nd Streets between Ninth and Tenth Avenues, mid-nineteenth-century brick and brownstone townhouses are still occupied, a few even restored to single family use. Chelsea is also known as one of the centers of the city’s art world, with over 200 galleries in the neighborhood.