Photo by Araceli Cruz
The above is the much altered facade of the Bowery Ballroom–presumably the host of tonight’s private party for Stephen Sprouse’s Rock On Mars, in advance of tomorrow’s formal opening at Deitch Projects tomorrow. Perhaps fittingly–Sprouse ran in ’80s NY downtown circles, mostly as a designer but also as a kind of rock n roll acolyte/image-fabricator–this isn’t the only detournment of a Soho building planned for the day. A few blocks away, Louis Vuitton (soon to host a coveted Marc Jacobs-designed/Sprouse-inspired accessories line) looks like this:
Photo via Racked
Glad to know certain neighborhoods are still absolutely the blank slate of anyone who cares to throw up the scaffolding.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 8, 2009