Pigeon Pat: The Interview

Pat McCarthy, aka Pigeon Pat, is a Brooklyn-based pigeon-flyer, sculptor and zine-maker. Keeping over two hundred pigeons in a coop on the roof of his Bushwick apartment building, the 31-year-old artist is a part of one of New York’s longstanding subcultures — the hierarchical, fiercely competitive world of pigeon-flyers; the largest community of its kind in the nation. On a cold November day, we caught up with McCarthy to learn more about how the birds inform his creative practice, the truth ...

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