*moi with artist Scooter LaForge and his pieces (moi included) at Spritmuseum
**moi with the lovely guests at the opening night of Powerful Babies
*** back side in an image by Jan Watteus
****with Argot Murelius in a repost from the Spritmuseum Instagram
My first visit to Stockholm(Sweden) was fierce, fast and furious. I was flown in by artist Scooter LaForge so that he could paint my body to the opening night of “Powerful Babies: Keith Haring’s Impact of Artists Today”, presented by Spritmuseum, home of the Absolut Art Collection. The show curated by Bill Arning, Director of Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and the super sharp Rick Herron, New York-based independent curator, brings artists together to honor the legacy of Keith Haring who created his art and distributed in ways previously unimaginable. With that in mind, Scooter, who has two paintings in the show, decided that for the private opening night it would be quite interesting if he would pay homage to the iconic body paint that Keith did on Grace Jones for her video for the song “I’m Not Perfect”, but also adding a twist by combining his work on half of the body, in this case “mine”. I spent over four hours standing while he did his magic.
This super cool and incredible exhibit include works of Tad Baker, Michael Allen, Raul de Nieves, Katherine Bernhardt, Tobias Berstrup, John Hanning, Allen Grubesic, the fabulous Juliana Huxtable among other great artists; I believe it is a total of 25 artists. I loved meeting local artist Joakim Ojanen; his freaky ceramic sculptures are just brilliant. The whole experience was quite formidable from the moment we arrived in town until we left. Everybody involved in this show, from artists to museum directors, were extremely pleasant and just plain amazing.
You have until April (next year) to check it; more info on Spritmuseum .
**Scooter with Argot Murelius and Eva Livijn-Olin (center) who hosted a great private dinner in her home, for all the artists who made it to Stockholm for the opening.
*** Scooter with museum directors Mia Sundberg and Indrid Leffler, who are both wearing one of the shirt’s exhibit, this one by Scooter LaForge, at the dinner party at Evan’s home.
**** Powerful Babies book at the home of Eva Livijn-Olin
*****Ceramic sculptures by Joakim Ojanen
******Moi with the brilliant Joakim Ojanen at the opening night of Powerful Babies
*******Absolut Babies by Scooter LaForge next to Absolut Vodka by Andy Warhol
Super cool trio on Art Forum !!
by Gazelle Paulo