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A Tribute To Grace Jones x Keith Haring

It was Andy Warhol, who introduced Grace Jones and Keith Haring in the mid-eighties. Haring managed to engange Jones as a living canvass for some of his “tribal” style body paintings like the one he had done in collaboration with dancer Bill T. Jones and which ironically played with ideas of “the primitive” (you find an interesting comment on Jones’ play with race / gender stereotypes through Harings paintings on the Postcolonial Studies website of the English Department at Emory University, Atlanta). The paintings were presented and eternalized in different contexts like a legendary photo shoot with Robert Mapplethorpe (1984)…

… at one of Jones’ performances at the Paradise Garage (1985) …

… her appearance in the film “Vamp” (1986) ….

… Haring also painted the patterns of the 60-feet-tall “skirt” she’s wearing in the video to her single “I’m not perfect” (1986), a video in which both he and Warhol appear personally, …

… here Jones talks about the skirt in the January 1987 edition of Warhol’s “15 Minutes”.


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  1. peppino wrote:

    GREAT RESEARCH! GRAZIE!

    Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 10:30 am | Permalink

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  1. [...] finire, un paio di foto che sarebbero piaciute a Haring, che aveva dipinto il corpo meraviglioso di Grace Jones. Poco prima di uscire dal museo mi sono ritrovata di fronte a una vera e propria ‘natura [...]

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