Written by André Saraiva, Contribution by Jeffrey Deitch and Olivier Zahm and Glenn O'Brien
Street-cool visual artist-cum-nightlife guru, Andre Saraiva, whose life dovetails into graffiti subculture, chic jet-setting, and the fashion world, presents an intimate, autobiographical visual diary of sorts, a revealing window into the worlds he inhabits.
Chances are that while you've been strolling anywhere in the world, you may have caught a glimpse of Saraiva's eye-popping signature stick-figure graffiti as Mr. A on a random street wall; or you may have spied him in Banksy's film, Exit Through the Gift Shop; spied him in the front rows of the Paris Fashion Week shows; paged through his L'Officiel Homme magazine; or follow him in photos one of his many chic exclusive nightclubs. Saraiva is the definition of rakish cool.
This is a never-before-seen look at the artist's many spheres through which he effortlessly moves: street culture, contemporary art, graphic design, photography, fashion, and nightlife. With interactivepop-ups, hand-drawn personal notes, and booklets, the book follows Saraiva's art and life, and includes his tags on the streets of Paris; countless silk-screened posters; paintings and sculpture; creative collaborations with Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Colette. André Saraiva: Curated Chaos is the story of this cultural force of nature
About The Author
Graffiti and visual artist André Saraiva is well known for his street art alter-ego "Mr. A." He is also owner of the Le Baron New York, Paris, London, and Tokyo clubs and newly opened Café Henrie in New York.
Olivier Zahm was an art critic for Artforum and Flash Art before co-founding Purple magazine in 1992 with Elein Fleiss. Zahm currently continues to be the head of Purple Fashion Magazine as well as working as an artistic director for fashion brands such as Yves Saint Laurent.