Keith Haring invented Raf Simons

Keith Haring's painting is awesome – just ask Raf Simons, Vincent Gallo and Peter Saville

Left: Keith Haring, Untitled, 1982. Right: Raf Simons

Begüm Sekendiz Boré is a visual artist and writer based in Paris, cross-referencing fashion with ideas from fine art and contemporary culture to create new dialogues. Again & Again collects original works by the French artist on the fashion weeks and beyond. 

Seven weeks since The Rage in Eden yet Peter Saville and Raf Simons won't let go: They just visited Keith Haring at The Museum Of Modern Art in Paris. 

As welcome gifts, Raf brings Keith his pyramid jacket and Peter, his Factory Records. Upon realisation that the records are not from the Factory he knows – the Factory owned by Andy Warhol who is Keith's mentor – Keith's dog starts to snarl. Raf and Keith laugh at the absurdity.

Out of nowhere, Vincent Gallo appears wearing an Helmut Lang parka that goes perfectly in line with the theme of Keith's exhibition entitled 'The Political Line'. The gift Vincent brings though looks rather at odds, almost like a situationist détournement - when he goes juxtaposes it with Keith's 'Safe Sex' .  

Vincent then tells Raf how much he likes his work at Dior. So does Mickey Mouse. Waiting for the private gigs later in the evening by Kraftwerk and Sonic Youth; they go outside for a puff. Vincent complains about the Los Angeles Arts District Business Improvement District not doing its job properly.

Left: Keith Haring painting a reproduction of Michelangelo's David sculpture, 1984. Right: Raf Simons SS 2013 t-shirt featuring Michelangelo's David.
Left: Peter Saville Gay Dad Leisure Noise Album Cover Design, 1999. Right: Keith Haring, Five Dancing Figures
Keith Haring, Untitled, 1989. Collage. Gouache, Sumi ink and photo on paper.
Raf Simons SS 2010
Left: Peter Saville, Factory Records Logo Design. RIGHT: Keith Haring, Icons 2, 1990. Silkscreen with embossing.
Left: Raf Simons SS 2000 Pyramid Jacket. Right: Keith Haring, Untitled, 1981 . Drawing, ink on velium.
Left: Keith Haring, Untitled, 1982. Right: Raf Simons
Left: Vincent Gallo, Helmut Lang Hooded Parka transformed into Vincent Gallo's "Campaign Trail" piece, featuring Ronald Reagan and George Bush portraits. Right: Keith Haring, Reagan Ready To Kill, Collage, 1980
Left: Helmut Lang SS 2004 campaign by Jürgen Teller. Right: Keith Haring, Untitled 1980. Drawing, ink on paper.
Vincent Gallo photographed by Terry Richardson. Christian Dior SS 2013
Keith Haring, Untitled, 1981. Felt-tip pen on paper.
Left: Vincent Gallo, portrait. Right: Helmut Lang, underwear campaign.
Left: Keith Haring, Cruella De ViL, 1984, acrylic on canvas. Right: Raf Simons, SS 2013 scarf featuring the Brian Calvin painting "Killer".
Left: Vincent Gallo, "I'm Not Gay, I'm Happy", 1978. Right: Keith Haring, Safe Sex, 1988.
Left: Kraftwerk, Computerwelt, album cover, 1981. Right: Keith Haring, Untitled, 1984. Acrylic on canvas.
Left: Keith Haring, Untitld, 1989. Drawing. Gouache and ink on Japanese board. Right: Helmut Lang SS2013 campaign.
Mike Kelley, Sonic Youth, Dirty, album cover design, 1992

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