Rock on Mars

An art show and a new Louis Vuitton line? Heavenly.

Best known for his pioneering graffiti-inspired fashion that smeared the line between trashy and chic, the late Stephen Sprouse was also a talented painter whose pop-influenced works were fueled by his passion for rock ’n’ roll and the punk-rock pack he ran with downtown in the ’80s. Now, you can catch his rarely seen works in Deitch’s new exhibition, Rock on Mars, in which the gallery will be transformed into a full-fledged sanctuary of style with paintings of punk icons from Iggy Pop (on a crucifix) to Sid Vicious (with his pants down); video works that accompanied his runway shows; 50 of his most influential fashion looks; and examples of his fabric and furniture design for Knoll. In conjunction with the exhibit, another fashion god, Marc Jacobs, is debuting a line for Louis Vuitton featuring Sprouse’s signature hot-pink DayGlo graffiti.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m. Starts: Jan. 9. Continues through Feb. 28, 2009

 
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