Young Kim: A YEAR ON EARTH WITH MR. HELL
1st 2020 237pp Ubu Gallery small paperback. NM.
Ltd. ed. 1025/2000, includes original packaging and advertising strap. Art consultant and writer Young Kim’s erotic memoir. Details her ten-month affair with New York punk icon Richard Hell. After an initial dalliance, Kim – one-time life partner to English punk impresario Malcolm McLaren (who died in 2010) – pursued the relationship with Hell, who asked her to "write something dirty" for him. Kim obliged, and the chronicles of their erotic experiences, both real and imagined, evolved into this "daybook-cum-docudrama."