Paris-based artist Charlie le Mindu has arrived in NYC with a raucous and scantily-clad multi-disciplinary new show — drawing out celebrities and models galore.
Inspired by Dolly Parton’s theme park Dollywood, le Mindu’s show is dubbed CHARLIEWOOD. It’s a revue set at the crossroads of fashion, performance art and installation, “arranged around the vertiginous possibilities of metamorphosing the human body,” according to a press release.
“I describe myself as a gypsy because I’m not attached to any world: I prefer creating my own,” le Mindu said in a statement. “For this show, I was inspired by my childhood. I’ve always loved roller coasters and theme parks, and I wanted to recreate this fairground atmosphere with a revue of interlinked themes. I was inspired by Dolly Parton and her Dollywood theme park. I wanted my very own CHARLIEWOOD!”
Originally produced for the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Charlie le Mindu’s CHARLIEWOOD attracted a star studded crowd. Guests including Debbie Harry, Ladyfag, Parker Posey, and Rose McGowan arrived through a mouth-like entrance – apparently an allusion to the hell-mouth entrance of the iconic facade of Cabaret de L’Enfer.
Check out the photos below!