Tuesday, November 3, 2009


To our surprise, Grace Jones, teamed up with now deceased and legendary artist Keith Haring back in the 80's to paint Jones' body in a manner in which only Haring famously can. We're not sure of the specific occasion for their working together, we're certain it is, of course, fashion related. But like Jones, the results are one of a kind and provocative. Discovering this Jones/Haring collabo brought a smile to our faces being that we're fans of Haring's work and that we delve into his work on certain album projects during the 1980's in StereoTyped. Haring, like Jones during the disco era in the late 70's, was a familiar face on the growing downtown music, nightclub and art scene in NYC in the early 1980's. we're talking the Mudd Club (also know as Club Mudd), The Roxy (as seen in the film BEAT STREET), Danceteria (the spot RUN DMC let loose in for their music video for their classic jam "Rock Box"), etc.

During this same time he was spreading his distinctive style of art and graffiti throughout NYC and running close with those important participants and practitioners responsible for the development of the 80's Rap music and Hip-Hop scene (which included graffiti making its way out of the South Bronx and migrating downtown into the art gallery world). Haring's work was spotted by Malcolm McLaren and with graphic designer Nick Egan, Keith Haring's visual art was displayed prominently in the album packaging for McLaren's 1982 album DUCK ROCK which featured the club and street hit "Buffalo Gals" featuring Deejays/Emcees the Word's Famous Supreme Team.

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