• Opener, Scott Ewalt for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • Image from Scott Ewalt exhibition
  • Phillipe Blond by artist Scott Ewalt, Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Images from Scott Ewalt exhibition
  • Images of Joey Arias from
  • Scott Ewalt's solo exhibition
  • Images of Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black performer Kembra Pfahler by New York artist Scott Ewalt, Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Margaret Doll Rod cover art by digital artist Scott Ewalt, Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The amazing Amanda Lepore
  • Amanda Lepore images by NYC digital artist and dj Scott Ewalt, Ponyboy Magazine.
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  • Artwork by New York City artist Scott Ewalt, Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The Blonds by artist Scott Ewalt, Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, by New York City digital artist Scott Ewalt, Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Images for Exotic World and Lady Bunny's Wigstock by New York artist Scott Ewalt, Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Cobweb image of Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black singer Kembra Pfahler by Scott Ewalt, Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Image of singer Nina Hagen by artist Scott Ewalt, Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Images of Scott Ewalt's solo exhibition at Participant Gallery in New York City, Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Cosmic Cavern flyer for Kenny Scharf and Scott Ewalt event, Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Poster for Scott Ewalt exhibit



Talented New York artist and collector Scott Ewalt is enamored with the seedy and campy side of life, something that we at Ponyboy thrive on as well. Ewalt is a longtime dj, spinning at many of New York City’s trendiest clubs, events and fashion shows. His exhibit, dubbed Back in The Night, which originally ran over a year ago at Participant Gallery in New York, will make it’s debut on the West Coast. This extraordinary exhibit took over 20 years in the making and was well worth the wait. The inspiration is drawn from the old male revues and topless bars of New York City’s Times Square. Back in The Night at Hinge Modern in Culver City, California opens May 31st and runs through July 6th. An exhibit not to be missed!

PONYBOY:  Scott, please tell us where you were raised and when you moved to New York City?

SCOTT EWALT:   I was raised in Santa Cruz and San Diego. I moved to New York to go to college and to swim. Luckily, my best friends from home, Perfidia, Miss Lauren, Miss Guy, Todd Tomorrow, photographer Ron Bachman and a handfull of others moved here shortly after. So, we were a gang and all supported each other and collaborated, and still do.

PONYBOY:  We remember meeting you at a Maxi Records party in the early 90’s. You told us you went to Princeton and were friends with Brooke Shields. Ha!

SCOTT EWALT:  I’m almost sure we met earlier. I did go to Princeton with Brooke. We were friendly, but she knew my friends better. She was beautiful and super nice.

PONYBOY:  Did you study art in school? When did you decide to become an artist?

SCOTT EWALT:  I’ve been making images my whole life. I had done ads and logos for companies when I was was still in middle school and even earlier. I studied painting and architecture in school, which is why my work often includes buildings within a dreamy environment. It was an uphill battle, but after graduate school I really hung my shingle and took it seriously.

PONYBOY:  You were around in the Patricia Field scene in the 90’s as well. How did you meet Pat?

SCOTT EWALT:  I met Pat when Perfidia, Guy and Lauren started working at Pat’s store on East 8th Street in the Village.

PONYBOY:  Pat has always been a supporter of young artists. Did she buy your work?

SCOTT EWALT:  I did a funny window for Pat’s with Perfidia honoring Yma Sumac’s concert series when she came to new york. Yma came to the store and was very touched. Yma was on David Letterman and we were so proud of her. That’s when Pat and I started being friends. I started collecting Times Square signage and burlesque ephemera in the 80’s. And I bought the two marquee signs from the Venus. Pat is part Greek, so I sold her the second sign. She loved it so much she named her second store Venus. And I did the promotional artwork for the store. We’ve collaborated many times and she is always complimentary of what I make.

PONYBOY:  People constantly bitch about how New York has lost it’s edge, and artists are being driven out of Manhattan, etc.  What are your thoughts on the current state of the city, culturally?

SCOTT EWALT:  Everyone moves to New York wanting it to be the ideal of what they grew up with. New York is always in flux, so I don’t think anyone gets what they came for. But it also encourages people to change it themselves. New York is great when you’re young and that will always be true. It is true that a large number of artists have been pushed off the island by rents, but I still feel it’s just as inspiring as it ever was and as vibrant as you make it.

PONYBOY:  We also remember that you’re friends with 60’s model/icon Peggy Mofitt, the muse of the late fashion designer Rudi Gernreich. How did you meet? Are you still in touch with her?

SCOTT EWALT:  I met Peggy and Bill Claxton at a gallery opening for Steven Arnold. She liked the way I looked and said ‘Rudi would have loved you’. I told her I was a true fan of her and Rudi, and I was also a big fan of Bill’s LP covers for Chet Baker and other west coast jazz artists. I think they liked that I adored both of them equally. I had her come and lecture at UCLA and show the then rarely seen Basic Black film, which is seminal. We remained friends until I moved back here.

PONYBOY:  You also have a close friendship with pop artist Kenny Scharf. How long have you known him for?

SCOTT EWALT:  We met from Joey Arias, and were immediatley like brothers. He is the nicest guy in the universe and has been a solid and constant catalyst. We are doing our last Cosmic Cavern a Go-Go party on May 3rd. It’s a dayglow psychedelic love fest, not to be missed.

PONYBOY:  Tell us about your art. What really inspires you?  What makes you get up in the morning and work till the wee hours.

SCOTT EWALT:  I’m very inspired by the history of punk from 19th century diablerie artists and goth night clubs, victorian male burlesk, the surrealists of Paris in the 20s, Berlin’s wild boys in the 30’s, burlesque/vaudeville/variety/road show culture in the 40’s, the great bondage illustrators, the Ed Wood gang, Screaming Jay Hawkins and Little Richard from the 50’s, the vox drenched punk bands like The Music Machine, The Sonics and garage bands from the 60’s, the glam culture of Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, and The New York Dolls. along with airbrush art and photorealism from the 70’s – and especially the way bands like The Cramps, Plasmatics, Soft Cell and The Misfits reintroduced it all for my generation. I like some high art but I’m equally inspired by forgotten psychotronic filmakers and artists. I’ve been lucky enough to meet many artists here that live it, and that inspires me the most.

PONYBOY:  How would you describe your art? And who would you say your typical client is?

SCOTT EWALT:  I guess the underlying element is inversion, which is not what the high art world likes right now. They reward for making the beautiful ugly and vague abstraction. I lived through some dark times culturally here, so my art makes the unsavory celebratory, and is never vague. For me, the real punk is to do something very difficult and complicated and to make my ideas clear. My typical collector likes my work for the endurance and discipline.

PONYBOY:  You recently had an amazing solo exhibition here in New York with great reviews. And now you’ll be moving this exhibition to Los Angeles?

SCOTT EWALT:  Thanks. I’m very excited about going back to California. I love the culture. I have some amazing friends there and have a good feeling about it. I’m being shown at Hinge Modern, which is the perfect place for me.

PONYBOY:  And finally, tell us about your fascination with Russ Meyer, your old sign collection, and your extensive tee shirt collection.

SCOTT EWALT:  Well, I love punk culture. I love Roger Corman, Russ Meyer and Ted V. Mikel’s films. They were the punks of Hollywood. I also love strippers and burlesque, both female and male. I especially like Russ Meyer because he united burlesque and filmaking from the beginning. I also like real people cast as they are. He and Fellini were both doing this long before Warhol. So his films are the best eye candy and I love all his women. Meyer’s paramour/muse, Kitten Natividad, is a close friend. And I have also had friendships with Tura Satana, Haji, Raven de la Croix, and Cynthia Meyers. I love burlesque signage for many reasons. They were basically discarded until very recently, which made them easy to collect. I love the way they elude to sex and subversion in a playful way, aren’t vague, and are made with great skill. I love that Times Square sexuality and its culture was microcosm. I started collecting t-shirts for a few reasons. Out of shyness, I liked how they spoke for me and they are the only thing that fit my lanky torso. But most of all, I love that they are Warhols for your body and only get better with age and wear. I have about 1000 original strip club and punk shirts. For my show I recreated 10 shirts from adult businesses that probably had them, but I’ve never found. This is a unifying theme with all my work.


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  • The beautiful Alix Brown photographed in a vintage cape by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Alix Brown wears a vintage paisley blouse by Evan Picone for Ponyboy Magazine. Photographed by Alexander Thompson.
  • Dj Alix Brown photographed in a vintage Moschino suit by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • New York City downtown girl Alix Brown wears a vintage Emilio Pucci slip for Ponyboy Magazine. Photographed by Alexander Thompson.
  • DJ Alix Brown wears a vintage dress from Lily et Cie. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Alexander Thompson photographs dj Alix Brown for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • The beautiful Alix Brown photographed in vintage vinyl Courreges for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Alix Brown wears a vintage Revillon fur coat for Ponyboy Magazine, photographed by Alexander Thompson in New York City.
  • Model Alix Brown photographed by Alexander Thompson in a vintage Emilio Pucci dress for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Dj/model Alix Brown photographed with vintage Chanel for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Model Alix Brown in vintage Moschino, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • New York City dj Alix Brown photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson in New York City.
  • Alix Brown models Fleur du Mal lingerie for Ponyboy Magazine. Photographed by Alexander Thompson.
  • Model Alix Brown photographed wearing vintage Valentino for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City. Photo by Alexander Thompson.
  • Dj & model Alix Brown photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.



Alix Brown. New York City “Girl About Town.” Always photographed at the best downtown parties and events, you will find her djing, dancing and hanging out with a flock of young, prominent and successful beauties she calls her best friends. Dressed to the nines, her classic 1960’s looks are all the more intriguing. While her thick bangs pay homage to Marianne Faithful, her looks are an amazing hybrid of a young Catherine Denueve in The Young Girls of Rochefort and the illustrious sex-pot Brigitte Bardot. She mixes the new with an incredible and impressive designer vintage collection, creating a very unique and ultra fashionable look all her own.

PONYBOY:  Alix, where were you raised?

ALIX BROWN:  Atlanta, Georgia.

PONYBOY:  What was it like growing up in the south?

ALIX BROWN:  I couldn’t have asked for a better place to grow up. There is a plethora of amazing vintage and antiques for dirt cheap, and you even have a nice big house you can put it all in. That’s how my addiction started.

PONYBOY: What brought you to New York City?

ALIX BROWN:  My dad was from Manhattan. He took me to visit when I was a teenager and I fell in love with it’s grime.

PONYBOY:  I think when we first met you some years back you were go-go dancing at a Jonathan Toubin party?

ALIX BROWN:  More than likely… I think you also took my photo for Paper Magazine for the nightlife section.

PONYBOY:   Were you always into vintage clothing? What looks did you play around with as a teenager?

ALIX BROWN:  Yes, I was always into vintage. But my style was constantly changing like crazy. I started off being grunge and listening to a lot of Nirvana when I was ten. And then somehow I turned goth/industrial when I was thirteen. Then at sixteen, I got really into punk and then in my later teens/early twenties, I got more into 60’s mod. I think I always had a 70’s glam Bowie twist throughout all my phases though!

PONYBOY:   How would you describe your personal style/look now? It seems to be a bit Catherine Denueve/Brigitte Bardot/Marianne Faithful all rolled up into one.

ALIX BROWN:  Brigitte Bowie.

PONYBOY:  What designers do you favor? Do you primarily dress exclusively in vintage clothing?

ALIX BROWN:   I like mixing vintage and new designers. I love Saint Laurent, Courreges, Ossie Clark, Miu Miu, Prada, Chanel and Reformation.

PONYBOY:  You’re one of the stylish, beautiful female DJ’s that plays fashionable events, along with other lovelies like Leigh Lezark and Becca Diamond. What differentiates you from these ladies? What records do you enjoy spinning?

ALIX BROWN:  I play mostly 60’s and 70’s rock’n’roll, soul, french, glam, and punk. I also like to play records sometimes too, whenever I get the chance.

PONYBOY:  You’re also a musician. What instrument do you play? Are you in a band?

ALIX BROWN:  I’ve been playing bass since I was 16. I’ve played in many bands and traveled extensively, but in the last year I’ve been focusing on mainly styling and DJing.

PONBOY:  We see photos of you out with model Alexa Chung, musician Tennessee Jane Bunny Thomas, and other New York City “It Girls.” Do you go out every night? What clubs are your favorites?

ALIX BROWN:  I try to be good, but now that it’s summer there’s just so much going on. It’s hard to say no to a fun night out on the town! I love going to the Soho Grand Hotel, Paul’s Baby Grand, Black Market, Cabin, and Baby’s All Right.

PONBOY:  Will you stay put in New York City? What plans do you have for yourself in the future?

ALIX BROWN:  I can’t quite say what’s in store for me. I miss the south a lot, but I’ve also been flirting with the idea of living in Los Angeles. I also feel really drawn to Germany for some reason, maybe it’s my heritage. But, for now, there is no place I’d rather be than New York City!