The dazzling light, initially reported as the result of a transformer explosion, was caused by a malfunction at a New York City electrical facility.
In advance of his one-person exhibition this winter at the Power Station in Dallas, I visited Lund's Bushwick studio to learn more about his work and process.
I met the man born Bernard Schwartz, the son of a tailor from the Bronx who went on to be one of Hollywood's biggest stars ever, only once. RIP Tony Curtis, and Bernie Schwartz too.
In his brilliant new coming-of-age-in-the-1980s memoir, Talking to Girls About Duran Duran, Rolling Stone columnist Rob Sheffield calls 1985 "the year of the awesomeness drought."