the kitchen (2nd location)

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the kitchen (2nd location)
59 wooster street
new york, new york 10012

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The Kitchen is a New York art space that has existed in three different locations from 1971 to the present. It originated as a video art gallery, but evolved into a plastic and performance space, and eventually into a non-profit arts organization.

In the early 80's, the Beastie Boys first met Rick Rubin (hip-hop producer and founder of Def Jam Records) during an art show at this Kitchen location (its second home from 1973–1986). Rubin was hired as the Beastie Boys DJ, under the handle DJ Double R. Rubin would go on to produce the Beastie Boys debut LP, Licensed to Ill.

The Beastie Boys gave one of their early performances at The Kitchen on December 12, 1983

Beasties in Barcelona, June 15, 2007- photo: Mike Morel