Andy Warhol brought Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Madonna. They ate free of charge. In exchange, the restaurant got a monthly ad in Interview, the magazine Mr. Warhol founded.
Ms. Hastreiter worked out a similar arrangement with the Odeon’s owners. Her booth was in the back. “Except on Sunday afternoons,” she said. “Robert De Niro got it then. I wasn’t into brunch anyway.”
The brothers had started fighting.
In 1982, Keith became resentful of Brian, who in his estimation was working less hard while gaining more friends.
Night after night, Keith would peer over at the bar and notice that one of the guys behind it was missing. Then, he would look around the room, and there, sitting in some booth with some scintillating group, would be Brian.
“I was jealous of his social ease,” Keith said.
One night, standing on the sidewalk, Brian punched Keith so hard that he broke his cheekbone. (“Unfortunately true,” Brian said.)
After that, they dissolved the partnership and didn’t speak to each other for eight years.
Brian opened Indochine, a fusion Vietnamese restaurant on Lafayette Street, across from the Public Theater. Outside, it looked like nothing was there. Inside, it was a noirish tropical paradise, a Grace Jones video come to life.