6. Dinner Guests

IN THE STUDIO WITH JR
Apr 30, 2013 11:40PM

“I hate going to restaurants in New York because it’s especially loud, and after spending your days in the streets, you want a quiet dinner place in an environment where you feel comfortable. So we host dinners all the time here, and for every dinner party, we take a photo, we print it during the dinner, and everyone starts drawing. So you would have an Os Gêmeos drawing next to a KAWS, etc. We have make these in large sizes, too. I’ve always been into documentation and really since the beginning, I was documenting everything. I realized this when Alastair [Siddons, director of the recently released Inside Out: The People's Art Project] was making the movie. 

A lot of people have [made the comparison between my studio and Andy Warhol’s Factory]. But [I think it's] different because at the Factory it was all around his work, where here I switched it around—it’s around the studio. It used to be my main studio here, but it’s mainly downstairs. And here, you see other artists’ things going all night and, of course, that’s where we print all the Inside Out posters, but it’s kind of become that space where other artists, other friends, can come and work and stay.”
IN THE STUDIO WITH JR
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