Sunday, February 5, 2012
i must admit, john derian does it every time for me. i could move right in and feel right at home in his ptown cottage.
he has captured my attention for years...i cannot even remember how or when i heard about john, but it was well before he opened his shop in nyc. i imagine it was some publication with his work, but whatever or whenever that was....it made a lasting impression.
i actually used to stock him when i was living in nyc and would head down to his lower east side shop in hopes he would be working. on the few occasions he was actually working, i was too star struck to strike up a conversation. shoulda woulda coulda.
anyway, his style is so scavenger find with the strong hand holding onto minimal elements. perfect constraint.
Posted by brock street at 9:29 PM