West of Memphis: Premiering Peter Shire’s Mini-doc
At Chandelier, we’re very fond of Peter Shire. A Los-Angeles native, born in Echo Park where he currently lives and works, Shire was the only American artist in the iconic Eighties’ Italian design and architecture Memphis Group. His character is almost as colorful as his work. With the help of our friends at Autre Magazine and director Johnny Le, we spent a day at Shire’s studio, and produced this short film, West of Memphis, to capture the fun and genius of the artist at work.
We invited our L.A. artist friends and clients to join us for a “post-modern” premiere at Flamingo Estate, featuring a bruncheon menu designed by Shire and chef Steven Segar, full of surprises, fun textures, bright colors and flavors reflecting Peter’s personality, with a signature cocktail capturing his iconic Bel Air Chair: peach vinegar, prosecco, vodka, and (of course) ping-pong balls. Enjoy some pics from the afternoon below and make sure you check out his two big upcoming shows this year (at Kayne Griffin Corcoran in Los Angeles and at Harper’s Apartment in New York.)
Special thanks to Absolut Elyx for their single estate, copper crafted, luxury vodka.
Words by The Editors.