New York Fashion Week... Stephen Sprouse x JET BOY Drawings

* presented at Dorian Grey Gallery- New York, New York: February 17th, 2010.

New York's lower east side (LES), has given birth to many a great talent and protégé (Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Debbie Harry, et. al.), but during this year's fashion week, the locale decided to pay tribute to one of its brightest stars; the late artist, Stephen Sprouse.

(Stephen Sprouse, Polaroid by Andy Warhol. 1984)

With an exhibition titled "Stephen Sprouse: Jet Boy Drawings" (curated by Carol McCranie), the Dorian Grey Gallery currently houses 35 selected drawings by Sprouse, from the years he collaborated with Bill Blass and Halston (1974 to the late 1980's); several of Sprouse's drawings reference iconic figures from that era, including David Bowie and Jacqueline Onassis.

(sketches by Sprouse, circa 1974-1980's)

Executed via the use of ink markers, the works (chosen from out of 1500 individual Sprouse items including some 600 drawings), are largely sketches and Xerox's, but -as history has shown- these sketches would eventually materialize into sought-after fashion designs for men and women all over the world.

(sketches by Sprouse, circa 1974-1980's)

Even leading up to his death, Sprouse was still heralded as a creative genius, he famously forged a 'one for the road' collaboration with Louis Vuitton, on behalf of longtime friend Marc Jacobs.

(a Sprouse design, at Dorian Grey Gallery)

(Sprouse x Louis Vuitton collaboration)

The Sprouse exhibition is currently open to the public and will run until March 6, 2011.

(event PR, Stefanie Skinner, from Bravo TV's 2010 series Kell on Earth)

(DJ, Miss Guy)

(event guests)

(event guests)

For more information, please contact:
Christopher Pusey, 1.516.244.4126
Dorian Grey Gallery
437 East 9th Street, NYC 10009

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