(from left to right: Dolce & Gabanna adertisement/Laura Dern by/Grace Jones by Jean Paul Goude/art installation by Cody Choi/ Dance sign in L.A./Amanda Lepore/Winners Wall, Luxury Spot, 5, ar-dancing, blacked-out selfie & toy: all by Mimi Berlin.)
BFGF an Art Brand Inspired by Comfort, Beauty and Humour
BFGF is based in Los Angeles, it is the brand of artist Lilian Martinez. Ms Martinez makes wonderful, digitally printed plaids, cushions and blankets. (also silk scarves and shirts) which she sells in her web shop. On BFGF’s site it says that she is inspired by comfort, beauty and humour, a simple but nice statement! Our favorite piece is the Worldwide Aura Blanket (that’s the pink one with Lisa Simpson)
A couple of years ago we found clips of Royce on You Tube. We, at Mimi Berlin, posted a few and here is one more: Quando, Quando, also featuring Marilyn.
Royce Reed and Marilyn Hoggatt; “two of the most unusual ladies ever to grace downtown L.A.”
The makers of these clips are Bill Geerhart and Andrew D’Ambrosio. They filmed the ladies from the 1990s until 2010 at the Hotel Stillwell in downtown Los Angeles and later residences. They planned to make a documentary from this material. Bill Geerhart and Andrew D’Ambrosio’s campagin on indiegogo is closed. But the full-lnght documentary is nowhere to be found…. Maybe you know if they ever finished it or otherwise where to find it? If you do know more please let us know!
Thanks! xoxo Mimi
Read about Royce and Marylin here on LA Weekly.com
Forever Fabulous – Happy hours with Royce and Marilyn by Steven Mikulan. (Published on June 10, 1999.)