From Rolf (of Viktor & Rolf) to Vanessa Noel, from Michael Musto to Anthony Haden-Guest, and from Patricia Field to Johnny Rozsa …the opening reception of the “How To Create a Monsterpiece” show, by downtown most loved artist Scooter LaForge, at the Howl! Happening gallery space was indeed a happening…aside the famous names and their familiar faces…hundreds of Scooter’s friends (like moi) and followers, who brought gifts, stopped by to show support at his first major New York solo show.
The show is indeed an explosion of color, disturbing happiness, straight in your face weirdness, salad mixes of sexuality plus light horror wrapped by fashionable themed layers produced by the LaForge Enterprises brand, so clearly there is no need to think deeply to understand the “monsterpiece” theme. Presenting very personal works such as the adorable Cyclopsbear, the exhibit invites you into the world of Scooter through art installations, sculptures, paintings and clothing; an area where this artist has been slowly conquering, although he doesn’t think of himself as a designer, through collaborations for the Patricia Field store, which resulted in major pop stars wearing his pieces.
“How To Create a Monsterpiece” runs through October 10th
Howl! Happening is located at 6 East 1st Street
* Vanessa Noel and Scooter
** Michael Musto and Anna Maria Tornaghi
*** Anthony Haden-Guest and Scooter LaForge
by Gazelle Paulo