Yesterday there was a 3-floor party at Colette!
Upstairs an homage to Keith Haring (before the big retrospective opens at the Musée d'Art Moderne 19 April) with loads of vintage Haring - an exhibition conceived and currated by the French artist Maripol showing original drawings by Keith Haring, his first fanzine (gallery 213), photographs by Louis Jammes, Ricky Powell, Maripol and Roxanne Lowit and pieces from Vivienne Westwood, Patricia Field, Comme des Garçons, Swatch, and most recently, Jeremy Scott x Schott, Nicholas Kirkwood.
I was always a huge fan. I know I had this Swatch or one of them...
I remember, early days, seeing Haring in the 42nd street Times Square subway station chalking up a small black board with just plain old white chalk...wish I'd taken a photo back then.
The show at the Moderne is very political in nature but this exhibit is a celebration of the joyousness of Haring.
The joy is contagious and who doesn't want to own this fab paintbox? You can pick one up at Colette and loads of T-shirts and other stuff.
Polaroid photos upstairs by Maribo
Downstairs Maripol (in the red shirt) with Jeanette Montgomery Barron signing her new book, SCENE. Remember her divine book, My Mother's Clothes?
Jeanette with SCENE surrounded by pink champagne...
Her pics are all over the 1st floor at Colette
And simply gorgeous...
Also present with a line around the block the hot hot rock group Ed Banger.
Of course the best party of all was downstairs for the under six gang celebrating Babar meets SOULLAND! If only I'd RSVP'd in time!!!
I got this super cool Babar bag by Danish SOULLAND...I painted the back a bit...my painting for the day.