Stephen Sprouse “Rock on Mars” Exhibition @ Deitch

By - January 9th, 2009

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Last night was the preview for Louis Vuitton’s Stephen Sprouse “Rock on Mars” tribute exhibition held at the Deitch Projects‘ Wooster Street Gallery. Stephen Sprouse (1953-2004) was one of the most influential fashion designers of his time and a key figure in the dynamic mix of punk rock, wild style graffiti, and street influenced fashion that characterized the downtown New York community in the early 1980s. He was one of the first to build on the influence of Andy Warhol to create a fusion of art, music and fashion. The exhibition features Sprouse’s bright Day-Glo fashion works, as well as paintings depicting popular rock imagery, such as Sid Vicious, stacks of loudspeakers, and a crucifixion of Iggy pop. Also video installations of Sprouse’s fabric and furniture design for Knoll. The after party at the Bowery Ballroom, was decorated to fit Sprouse’s style, featured DJ Jus Ske and performance by Debbie Harry, a good friend of Sprouse and had one of a kind fashion pieces from.

In association with the exhibition, Marc Jacobs, who has been highly influenced by the famed late designer, has created a new collection for Louis Vuitton, inspired by 2001’s famous collaboration between Jacobs and Sprouse to make graffiti-style handbags.

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Deitch Projects
18 Wooster Street | aarow rightMap
New York, NY 10013
(212) 941-9475

Rock on Mars Exhibition: January 09, 2009 — February 28, 2009

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