The second print in the 'NYC Nightlife' series, inspired by my favorite places to DJ and dance the night away with friends in New York City. Founded by renowned graffiti artist André Saraiva, Le Baron was a hidden gem in Manhattan’s Chinatown, with little more than a red door and a long line out front to indicate its presence. Though inconspicuous from the outside, Le Baron was a 3-story nightclub whose Asian-inspired interior featured a distinctive red and black wallpaper with silhouettes of naked figures among bamboo. (Fun fact: Le Baron was used as a filming location for the Zac Efron movie, ‘That Awkard Moment’.) Le Baron was the first place I ever DJed and I was fortunate enough to have a Thursday night residency there for a couple years before I moved to London. Thursdays were rock ‘n’ roll and oldies night and I have many fond memories of playing Joan Jett songs while sipping delicious ‘Le Barons’ - cocktails that were basically just champagne and strawberry purée but were amazing and I thought they were so fancy! I also enjoyed breaking out my finger pointing dance moves in the DJ booth, where I was a safe distance from people’s eyeballs.
High quality giclée fine art print with certificate of authenticity.
-size: A3 (297 x 420 mm)
-paper: Hahnemühle German Etching paper 310 gsm
-limited editions of 50
(Frame not included)
Printed in the UK by a Hahnemühle certified print studio using fade-resistant archival inks on acid-free archival paper. Certificate of authenticity employs a watermark and tamper-proof hologram system that assigns a serial number to each print.
Carnal Flower by Frederic Malle
Rock out to theto the NYC Nightlife - Le Baron playlist here
& my first ever DJ setlist is here - played at Le Baron on July 26, 2012
Purée some strawberries and add it to champagne and you’ve got yourself a delicious ‘Le Baron’. Or try this slightly fancier recipe with lime from giverecipe.com
(photo of black frame on floor by rawpixel.com, frame on pink wall by libert. studio)