Jean-Paul Goude Exhibit

Jean-Paul Goude- French graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, film director and an ex-lover to Grace Jones has a remarkable exhibit, titled “Image-Makers" in the Issey Miyake Museum. His famous “Cry now, laugh later” portrait and many others are displayed throughout the show.

In the seventies, Goude was tapped to curate Esquire Magazine and landed the job as art director. He also created ad campaigns for Chanel. Meeting Grace Jones and being introduced to Studio 54 inspired his work seen in the gallery.

 "Suddenly the combination of purity in design and the wildness of Grace was something that I adored and that motivated me to do more. So when we got on tour together I was definitely inspired.…It was very important for me to bring this back,” Goude said (WWD).

 

The mixture of sharp lines and the curves of the human body are prevalent throughout his work. Being the son of a dancer, movement is very important in his work.