Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The One and Only Maripol

Maripol. Photographer,film maker, stylist, art world fixture. She gave Madonna her signature groundbreaking punky street look and introduced her to my cousin Jean-Michel Basquiat when they were both ascending in the early eighties. She's French, funny, smart, endlessly curious and she absolutely adores other artists. She made the film  Downtown 81 and published a number of scrapbook style photo books of her terrific era defining work. The latest is Maripolorama, which documents through vivid and lively polaroids, the fantastic NYC underground scene of the 80's.
Maripol  photographed by Jean-Philippe Boucicaut