2017 Aperture Spring Party and Auction
Friday, March 31
Spring Party and Auction inspired by Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style
Presented by Christie’s
Thomas R. Schiff
Shantrelle P. Lewis, curator and author of Dandy Lion
Tickets start at $75 ($50 for Aperture Members).
9:00 p.m. until midnight
10:00 p.m. Performance by KOOL A.D.
Sets by DJ Lumumba a.k.a. Revolution
Cocktails and bites
Dandy Lion presents and celebrates individual dandy personalities, designers and tailors, movements and events that define contemporary dandyism. Described as “high-styled rebels” by Lewis, black men with a penchant for color and refined fashion, both new and vintage, have gained popular attention in recent years, influencing mainstream fashion.
Shantrelle P. Lewis is a U.S.-based curator and researcher specializing in diasporic aesthetics, and the survival and evolution of African retentions. She was a 2014 United Nations Program for People of African Descent Fellow and a 2012–13 Andy Warhol Curatorial Fellow. Her traveling curatorial initiative, The Dandy Lion Project, examines global black dandyism through photography and film.
Image: Hassan Hajjaj, Joe Casely-Hayford, 2012 (detail) from Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style