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Drawings and Ephemera

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9788862083706
Author(s): Stephen Sprouse
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2015
Publisher: Damiani
Dimensions: 215 x 25 x 280 (w x l x h)
Pages: 208

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This books is drawn from a large archive of design work (comprised of 1500 individual items that include some 600 drawings, color Xeroxes, swatch references and inspirational material) by Stephen Sprouse that spans the years of 1974 to the late 1980's. Sprouse's meteoric rise to become America's daring darling of the Fashion World is a story still being processed. The works in the book focus on a period reflective of Sprouse's participation with and connection to the glamourous, high profile Uptown studios of Bill Blass and Halston and his profound embrace of the Downtown vibe of the East Village and the Bowery. It is here where he would ultimately create his most iconic design work surrounded by a hotbed of furious creativity, where art/fashion/music thrived as interdisciplinary talents. Stephen Sprouse would embody this revolutionary fusion like no other.The works on paper include sketches and designs executed with Sprouse's facile and powerful use of ink markers. With this medium Sprouse's line conjures the delicate and fluid to the dense and bold with the urgency of an explanation point!
Several of the works represent Sprouse's use of the Xerox machine which allowed him quick design options including application of vivid gouache color. Paper is only varied by the sketchbook or notepad in use or, as in some of the earliest works, lined paper from classic hole punched or spiral bound notebooks are employed. Rock and punk music were a constant theme for Sprouse engaging his aesthetic se Please click here to ask a question
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