Friday, February 26, 2016


Whilst I pray and work very very very hard, to even begin to imagine...
 I fantasize of the day when I'll commission Peter Marino to design my home sweet home. Imagine hand in hand with the master -
 The AÏE Shack -  ;) 
And more importantly "The Haïeness Dressing room."
 But for now, I'll keep chasing dreams like I chase waterfalls. 

Peter Marino and the curator Jérôme Sans at the press conference in Miami during Miami Art Basel 2014 - Peter Marino was a guest at the Bass Museum where he exhibited his as impressive as it is imperial and amazing personal collection. The highly of the 2014 Miami Art Basel Edition in my opinion.

Peter Marino is king in our aesthetic world - the one of art and design naturellement - If you wonder who is the mystery man dressed head-to-toe in bondage at upper crust gatherings, you're face to face to one of the most talented architects of the XX / XXI century. Peter Marino's bureau in NYC is as legendary and as up-to-date than the definition of modernity. Its a contemporary yet iconic institution. 

Peter Marino created or re-organised in part, if you like, A look to the kitsch 80s Rodeo Drive style, and morphed the iconic luxury spree street into serious beauty to binge even more. 
Smart, intellectual, stunningly appealing, his captivating vision made of pure lines, cuts, and colors is one mighty sight for any architecture aficionado. He is the conductor for the Dior, Fendi, Chanel, Loewe...etc - in Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive. Across the world, whether its in Ginza, Rome, Paris, Singapore, New York...

Peter Marino also constructs beauty for the life's of a handful of happy few, when its private commissions we're talking. For the ordinary folk shopping at Louis Vuitton, little does the customer know -unless instructed or informed - he's stroking the imagination of a genius. 

 Peter Marino and Jérôme Sans at the press conference in Miami during Miami Art Basel 2014 at the Bass Museum

When I enter my candy shop, Le Bon Marché, its in other words an architectural opus too. We barely stress, or notice its the architect André Putman, who designed the striking escalators. Therefore when Peter Marino lends to a gallery what drives him, to curate an exhibition its usually going to be fundamentally brilliant. His vision and selection of Robert Mapplethorp's body of work is phenomenal.

Robert Mapplethorpe
 Peter Marino is the Principal of Peter Marino Architect PLLC, the New York-based architecture firm he founded in 1978. In 2012, he was named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture in recognition of his significant contributions to furthering art and culture.
Robert Mapplethorpe was born in 1946 at Floral Park (NY) and died in 1989.

 Marino x Thaddaeus Ropac
Robert Mapplethorpe took his first photographs using a Polaroid camera. His first Polaroids were self-portraits and the first of a series of portraits of his close friend, the singer-artist-poet Patti Smith.  Then he acquired a large format press camera and began taking photographs of a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. These included artists, composers, socialites, pornographic film stars and members of the S & M underground. Some of these photographs were shocking for their content but exquisite in their technical mastery. 

 This exhibition is part of a series in which the gallery invites guest curators to rediscover this major photographer and to apply their subjective perspective to transpose Mapplethorpe‘s work into a completely new context. With a personalized vision Peter Marino supports the public’s re-discovery of this significant and multi-faceted oeuvre. Preceding curators include Isabelle Huppert (2013), Sofia Coppola (2011), Bob Wilson (2006) and Hedi Slimane (2005). 

For the exhibition XYZ at the Thaddaeus Ropac gallery, Peter Marino revisits the themes he believes fundamental: Mapplethorpe’s XYZ portfolio (X for sex, Y for floral still lifes, and Z for male nudes). 

The installation conceived by Peter Marino incites visual correspondences, highlighting the architectural bodies and forms, exploring the sexual aesthetics without inhibition.

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