Stephen Sprouse: Xerox / Rock / Art: Drawings and Ephemera 1970s - 1980s
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! ISBN 978-8862083706.