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Benefit Event

2017 Aperture Spring Party and Auction

Friday, March 31

9:00 pm

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore 547 West 27th Street New York, NY


The 2017 Spring Party and Auction theme is inspired by the forthcoming publication Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style.

Featuring Shantrelle P. Lewis, curator and author of Dandy Lion.

Spring Party Co-cohairs
Taymour Grahne
Thomas R. Schiff

Click here for more information or to buy tickets.

Tickets start at $75 ($50 for Aperture Members).

Dandy attire

Spring Party ticket and auction proceeds directly benefit Aperture’s publications and public programs, locally and internationally.

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

2017 Aperture Spring Party and Auction