New York 1990
soon exactely 25 years agao!
NOW, 25 YEARS LATER … I can se the same ”Christmas” energy in
Alexander McQueens creations. as in window Christmas decoration in New York.
… I remember because I recently got in contact with the 1990s again!
In December 1990, I went to the USA, with the aim to connect with the art world!
I travelled to New York with a group of people connected to Björn Wetterling.
We visited the studios of some celebreties in the art world as, such as La Noue, Terence,
Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella and James Rosenqvist and some others,
like printers and assistents.
… our meeting with James Roseqvist!
Rosenqvist showing his work and at the same time kindly taking care of us in his studio.
on shaping the canvas
… our meeting with Frank Stella!
Humble Mr Frank Stella telling us about his work and showing us his studio!
22 October 1925 – 12 May 2008
… our visit to his studio!
Rauchenberg´s Studio was the coolest studio I have ever seen… an entire building,
with several floors, studios and living spaces… all very nicly put together.
This goat of Rauchenberg ”lives” among us here in Sweden,
at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, and the goat has made
a deep, deep impression on me of a kind that I can´t grasp!
Half of the first floor in the Rauchenberg building was a very large room resembling a
churchlike room… so beautiful and such sacred atmosphere. All of his space did inspire
the mind to different activities… what a creative way to live!
LA Noue, Terence
… our visit to his studio!
We were invited to a coctail party at Terence´s the
studio before the evening´s visit to the restaurant .
I was especially impressed by one object in his living room (beside his work)
… it was a 2000 year old mummy of a little girl… it was very strange
… it had an effect on me… wonder if such company is healthy?
1990… my own work at the time!
… mostly with two sizes as shown in the photo above. Later, in December, I had a
pleasant break from this work, switching to an interior decorating project where I
was hired to design and create/renew the image of a classic old café in Gothenburg.
The same type of ”Picture Letter” as the group I brougth
to LA were my inspiration for the entire interior project!
Los Angeles 1990
… arriving on 4th December.
I left New York very early in the morning, alone… and extremly nervous, as the taxi driver
who showed up with a wild appearans, chose a way through the very dark park ,
driving like a mad man, mumbling strange words… and an no identifing photo in the
window… I had just heard horror stories with clear directives: don´t travel with taxi drivers
without a photo ID! I arrived in L A not knowing anyone
at all… but with clear focus, my trip was planned!
ART FAIR and PATRONNES DINNER
In connection with The Art Fair I did meet Mr Joel Kessler who very generously
invited me to different events and introduced me to different people… … as like for the
big party at Karen and Tony Barones Studio in Venice, in some way related to L A Art fair.
and… my meeting with Extraordinaire Joel Kessler
Karen Barone and Tony Barone… the greate party fixer!