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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

TICKETED

Spring Party and Auction inspired by Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style

Presented by Christie’s

Co-Chairs
Taymour Grahne
Darius Himes
Thomas R. Schiff

Featured Guest
Shantrelle P. Lewis, curator and author of Dandy Lion

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

Spring Party
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
Dress: Dandy

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