Polaroid exhibition produced by Angelique Max for the L'Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival.
Works in the exhibition included Polaroids of Maripol’s personal collection of prominent figures in the early downtown art scene. Working as a stylist, designer and photographer, Maripol captured moments of characters that frequented Studio 54, including Madonna, Steve Rubell, Bianca Jagger, Jerry Hall and Grace Jones.
Film presentation for the VIC Young Bloods, Melbourne, Australia.
The film, directed by Edo Bertoglio and written and produced by Glenn O'Brien with post-production in 1999-2000 by Maripol, is a rare real-life snapshot of an ultra-hip subculture of post-punk era Manhattan. Starring renowned artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and featuring such Village artists as James Chance, Amos Poe, Walter Steding, and Tav Falco, the film is a bizarre elliptical urban fairy tale.
Bachelorette Pad - Barbie dolls that come-to-life
Film presentation with Patti Astor at La Jolla Fashion Film Festival, California.
Anita Rosenberg's New York University Thesis film starring underground film starlet Patti Astor as Candy Stone, swinging single bachelorette also had Barbie Dolls that came-to-life by an Academy Award-winning animator. This cult classic was turned into an ABC TV series in the 1980's by Universal. Also starred NYC graffiti celebrity and star of MTV Raps Fab 5 Freddy with sets designed by Zephyr. Film courtesy of www.AnitaRosenberg.com
Irene Williams : Queen of Lincoln Road
Film presentation for The Stitches and Craft show Melbourne, Australia.
Like hundreds of other gay men, Eric fled the New York City winters for quick weekend getaways in South Beach Miami. On one of these trips in 1995 he met Irene Williams on Lincoln Road. Her wild and colorful handmade outfits immediately caught his attention. With video camera in hand he began to realize what an amazing individual was inside these clothes. Over the next decade Eric documents a marvelous journey of Irene's outsider couture, imparted wisdom, and the heartfelt affection they share. Shades of Harold and Maude meets Grey Gardens come together in this sweet, funny, and thoroughly endearing portrait of a rare bird in paradise and a friendship found. Film courtesy of Eric Smith, www.worldloveproductions.com