PAPER’s Cultural Storefront
From November 7th through to 11th NYC’s Paper Mag will set up shop on LA’s La Brea Ave, playing host to a number of amazing events. Check out the list below, take special note of the retail set up that runs through the day and night of the 9th and 10th..
November 7 – 5-8pm :
Event: Phyllis Diller paintings and Henny Garfunkel "Signed Polaroid’s" hosted by Mena Suvari art exhibition presented by M.A.C Cosmetics.
Celebrate the opening night party at the Los Angeles Project space. Designed by famed Los Angeles architect Barbara Bestor, the space will open with a fabulous art show by legendary comedienne Phyllis Diller curated by Cameron Silver of Decades and Jeff Snyder; and a show of Polaroid photos by Henny Garfunkel. Don’t miss the absurd videos of Henny photographing celebrities and applying lipstick by Eric Smith. The artists will be on site. Cobrasnake and Grandpa Snake will DJ at the event.
November 7 – 9-12 :
Event: Colette Dance Party for the first time in Los Angeles!
L.A. iconic fashion designer Jeremy Scott and PAPER welcome Sarah and Nadege Winter of Paris’ famed boutique Colette, to Los Angeles for the Los Angeles Project 2007. The legendary Paris store Colette is considered to be the most progressive and chicest boutique in Paris. Colette, PAPER and Jeremy Scott will host a Michael Jackson Thriller-themed dance class, which will turn into a big dance party. Register for dance classes at 9 p.m.. Dress code: bad-ass Michael Jackson monster looks. This is serious dancing and serious dress-up. For serious fun. Sam Spiegel will DJ at the event.
November 8 – 12-6pm :
Event: Phyllis Diller paintings and Henny Garfunkel "Signed Polaroid’s" art exhibition open to the public. Henny Garfunkel will be on site from 1-4 p.m. signing posters. The PAPER editors will be working on site, meeting and greeting their LA friends, doing interviews for their upcoming issue. The BRINKMOBILE (www.brinkmobile.com) will be on site. (A Brinkmobile, a complete mobile web design office, hospitality lounge, film production studio, HD screening room and BRINK marketing vehicle all rolled into one, will be parked out front with performances and a hospitality lounge for guests).
November 8 – 4-6 p.m:
Event: Shawn Mortensen will be signing copies of his new book Out Of Mind. Over the last 15 years, Shawn Mortensen has photographed cutting-edge culture-makers while also revealing the gritty reality of urban street life and the world’s political climate. Out of Mind is an irreverent, sexy and avant-garde book of extraordinary photography.
November 8 – 8-12:
Event: Guitar Shred Off and musical performance by Ima Robot presented by Levi’s®. Shred for your life. PAPER is bringing the artist Marc Razo’s legendary, raucous, hilarious Guitar battle Shred for Your Life to Los Angeles for the first time. The New York City shredders will be battling the Los Angeles shredders. (Battle goes from 8-10 p.m.). Special rocker exhibit in the Levi’s® Gallery upstairs at On The Rox all night hosted by NYC artist/DJs Andrew Andrew. After the Shred Battle, there will be a special live performance including a live set by Ima Robot and Airborne Toxic Event.
November 9-10 – 6pm-6pm:
IS IT ART OR IS IT COMMERCE?
PAPER’s 24 hour Department Store PAPER will be opening a high concept "24 Hour department store," an indoor market with 25 participating brands, artists and shops that PAPER adores. Unique/limited brands will be on display such as Colette, Opening Ceremony, Undefeated, M.A.C Cosmetics, The Smell, Levi’s® Damien Hirst, Screaming Mimi’s, Ooga Booga, Mollusk, Citizen-Citizen, PAPER art store, Family, RVCA, Kime Buzzelli’s Showpony, Creative Growth, Jack Spade, Lost + Found, William Good, Heartschallenger, Cobrasnake, Supreme, A+R, Ingo Maurer, Three Asfour, FUCT, Rodarte, Jeremy Scott, Modern Appealing Clothing and many more. This will be the best store on earth and will only be open for 24 hours then it will disappear. Andrew Andrew will be the 24-hour hosts pod casting, DJing and simply performing acts every hour on the hour. Presented by Project title sponsors: Levi’s® and M.A.C Cosmetics.
November 10 – 6-8pm:
Event: Sunset cocktail party at the home of Pascal Stansfield presented by Havaianas.
RVCA’s Artist Network Program will host PAPER’s favorite champion short board surfer, Pascal Stansfield, at his home in celebration of the Los Angeles Project. The evening is presented by Havaianas with a special thanks to The Surfrider Foundation.
November 10 -9-12:
Event: Backyard beach party and book launch presented by Havaianas.
Elizabeth Paige Smith hosts a backyard party (with help from neighbors Mollusk and A+R). Book signing of Cheryl Dunn’s new book, Some Kind of Vocation. Photographer and filmmaker Cheryl Dunn has been one of America’s foremost chroniclers of the underground scene since the mid-1990s. Her first retrospective looks at the worlds of street art, graffiti and life on the creative margins from an appreciative insider’s point of view. It features documentary photographs of San Francisco artists like Barry McGee, Margaret Killgallen and Chris Johanson.
Event: PAPER Inspiration Outreach Day
PAPER is doing an inspiration outreach, looking for young fashion designers, illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, product designers, plus cute, amazing looking, gorgeous or shocking looking people with great style. The fashionmobile will be on site and Kim Hastreiter and Mr. Mickey Boardman will be on board looking for new inspiring fashion. (PAPER will have a photo studio set up on site and with M.A.C Cosmetics doing make-up and a Levi’s® style lounge. PAPER will be shooting the best of the best for inclusion in the February 2008 issue.) It’s an open call for whatever’s new and all are welcome. Bring your book! Bring your look! Come visit THE BRINKMOBILE parked outside as well!
November 11 -8pm:
Event: "Razzle Dazzle" The Last Supper hosted by M.A.C Cosmetics A private seated dinner at the Bar Marmont celebrating the Razzle and Dazzle of the legendary faces of old Hollywood.
More details here.