EACH OTHER x MARIPOL
Maripol has been described as “the gatekeeper of ‘80s club culture”. Her effortlessly stylish one-take polaroid images of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Madonna, Keith Haring, Deborah Harry and Andy Warhol document one of the most vibrant time of New York City’s artistic history. A student of the école des beaux-arts in Nantes, France, Maripol first travelled to New York in 1976 at the age of 20. Within a year, she was taken on as a designer at hip italian fashion label Fiorucci, where she would soon become art director. Maripol took her first polaroid photographs in 1977, and for many years she would rarely be without her sx-70 camera or its successors. She photographed the characters frequenting Studio 54, which had opened that year; Andy Warhol, Steve Rubell, Bianca Jagger, Jerry Hall and Grace Jones just a few names of many.