Photography

Maripol (1955)

Born in Morocco and brought up in France, Maripol settles in the United States in 1977 where she serves as an assistant to Jean-Paul Goude before becoming the fashion brand, Fiorucci’s artistic director. Close to New York’s art and underground scene and an influential style maker, she forges Madonna and Debbie Harry’s allures. With her Polaroid camera, she depicts a vibrant and sexy era with pieces of her life that feature many of the 1980s’ scene main figures such as Keith Haring or Bianca Jagger: ‘People aren't threatened by a Polaroid. For me it became an obsessional object. I used to take photos of everything––a piece of jewelry I made, if I was on holiday, or if I saw a beautiful Manhattan building.’ Intimate and raw, Maripol’s snapshots seem like antecedents to Instagram…spontaneity in addition.

Maripol, Madonna, 1984
Maripol, Madonna, 1984
Maripol, Grace Jones, New York, 1985
Maripol, Grace Jones, New York, 1985
Maripol, Debbie Harry, 1980
Maripol, Debbie Harry, 1980
Maripol, The Maripolitan Gallery Store, 1984
Maripol, The Maripolitan Gallery Store, 1984
Maripol, Selfie Polaroid with Grace, 1979/ 2015
Maripol, Selfie Polaroid with Grace, 1979/ 2015
Maripol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1980/ 2015
Maripol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1980/ 2015
Maripol, Blondes, 1979/ 2015
Maripol, Blondes, 1979/ 2015
Maripol, Erased Wendy SX 70's, 1981
Maripol, Erased Wendy SX 70's, 1981
Maripol, Boombox Scratch SX 70's, 1977
Maripol, Boombox Scratch SX 70's, 1977
Maripol, Maripol Little Red Riding SX 70's, 1981
Maripol, Maripol Little Red Riding SX 70's, 1981
Maripol, Boombox Legs SX 70's, 1978
Maripol, Boombox Legs SX 70's, 1978
Maripol, Edwige Bow SX 70's, 1977
Maripol, Edwige Bow SX 70's, 1977
Maripol, Mattia & Women SX 70's, 1978
Maripol, Mattia & Women SX 70's, 1978
Maripol, MP on Phone SX 70's, 1978
Maripol, MP on Phone SX 70's, 1978
Maripol, Erased MP SX 70's, 1981
Maripol, Erased MP SX 70's, 1981
Maripol, Erin Legs SX 70's, 2016
Maripol, Erin Legs SX 70's, 2016
Maripol, JMB SX 70's (Jean-Michel Basquiat), 1982
Maripol, JMB SX 70's (Jean-Michel Basquiat), 1982
Maripol, MP/ Eddie SX 70's, 2016
Maripol, MP/ Eddie SX 70's, 2016
Maripol, Vintage Selfie, 1977
Maripol, Vintage Selfie, 1977
Maripol, Self-Portrait, Tortolla Island, 1978
Maripol, Self-Portrait, Tortolla Island, 1978
Maripol, Grace Jones, 1985
Maripol, Grace Jones, 1985
Maripol, Madonna
Maripol, Madonna
Maripol, Christopher Makos and Edwige
Maripol, Christopher Makos and Edwige
Maripol, Andy Warhol in Suit
Maripol, Andy Warhol in Suit
Maripol, Teri Toye
Maripol, Teri Toye
Maripol, Patti Astor
Maripol, Patti Astor
Maripol, Keith Haring and Deborah Mazar, 1985
Maripol, Keith Haring and Deborah Mazar, 1985
Maripol, Self-Portrait with Madonna
Maripol, Self-Portrait with Madonna
Maripol, Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, 1985
Maripol, Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, 1985
Maripol, Jean-Michel Basquiat
Maripol, Jean-Michel Basquiat
Maripol, Madonna
Maripol, Madonna
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