~ Mr. A opens at HALF GALLERY – to-nite !!
ANDRE SARAIVA – LOVE LETTERS / OPENING TO-NITE SAT FEB 11, 2012 / 6-8 PM
the show runs FEB 11 – MARCH 1, 2012
HALF GALLERY – 208 FORSYTHE – LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC
ANDRE SARAIVA aka Mr. A is a bonafide celeb street artist, nightlife & hotel impresario, pop-up fashion designer, and even, now it seems a short filmmaker, and his star: LEO FITZPATRICK no less . . . growing up in France, he has been bombing Paris with his trademark Mr. A – since the mid 1980s. although he can’t do that any more, (at least there !! so watch out everywhere else) cause he’s under probation . . . his whimsical trademark stick figure with the hat – seems to have secretly delighted the French while at the same time they wanted to keep their historic streets, somewhat clean and decent. talk about a “conundrum” !!
but his .. . picturesque & winningly romantic tag was just like the pink panther – it hit a cultural nerve – and there was no going back.
In NYC nightlife circles he might be better known as the man who put the “B” in Bain, as in, at the hot celeb hang-out THE STANDARD. in the international art fair circles – he might be better known as the guy behind the popular and ever hip LE BARON pop-up nightclubs. his best friend ? OLIVIER ZAHM of PURPLE. and his current GF: ANNABELLE DEXTER JONES, you know, the little half sister of the amazin’ RONSONS. so I guess he’s the reigning King of all internet searches, who wants to take back his street crown, before everyone forgets – from whence it all started.
see: MR. A