Stephen Sprouse x Chateau Marmont = 1991 Lost Sketches
We got a scoop from Chateau Marmont about a funny situation with Stephen Sprouse and Andre Balazs (one of the owners). Sprouse moved into Chateau Marmont (LA) in 1991 for a month but had no money to pay his bill when he checked out. So Balazs agreed to let him off, if he designed some apparel for Chateau Marmont in exchange…
The Chateau Marmont has re-issued a couple of products (including some t-shirts) that were designed by Sprouse for the hotel back in 1991….but why he designed them is slightly more interesting than the average artist collaboration.
Months ago Balaz was going through the archives stored in attic of the hotel and found 6 original Sprouse sketches – by accident, all signed and dated. They have not been seen for 17 years…. And are now made into products that will showcase Sprouse’s magic touch. More sketches after the jump!
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