|Patrick McDonald with Jimmy Webb from Trash and Vaudeville|
But yesterday, I took S to see the exhibit "The Dandy's New York" at Dorian Grey Gallery. The entire exhibit is a photographer's tribute to her muse Patrick McDonald, who is featured in Bill Cunningham's doc we recently watched together.
He's a famous New York dandy in grand tradition of Beau Brummel. Patrick is immaculate, hyper-stylized (especially his brows), and is always in a hat. He has many. The exhibit description is here:
Molua Muldown and multi‐media artist Lisa Pan reveal the authentic man behind New York’s celebrated and enigmatic dandy, Patrick McDonald. A series of environmental portrait photographs, mixed media collages and Patrick’s own poetry illustrate the East Village life and ethos of this unconventional artist. In this series, we look through the eyes of a man who has been described as a New York City living landmark and a walking work of art. Historically, New York City has been a haven for unique artists such as W. H. Auden, Quentin Crisp and Klaus Nomi. For over two decades, Patrick has been a muse and model for some of our most celebrated painters, photographers and illustrators. In our rapidly changing city, with it’s ever increasingly endangered environment for artists, Patrick’s uncompromising life simply inspires.
What was cool was on the day we visited, the photographer Molua Muldown was there, as well as Lisa Pan. (Pan photographed S.'s tights while S. and I stood there.)
|The artists, Lisa and Molua|
Lisa Pan wore a very cool Amelia Earhart vintage aviator cap. Wish I had gotten a better pic! The big takeaway--it was refreshing for once to encounter a male muse and a female artist(s). Are there any other combos like this?
Another takeaway--I want to dress more interestingly this spring. We'll see.