Simon Doonan on Mundo Meza
Simon Doonan is a celebrated window dresser, cultural critic, author, and creative ambassador-at-large for Barneys New York. In the early 1980s, Doonan collaborated with artist Mundo Meza(1955–1985) on window displays at West Hollywood boutiques including Maxfield Bleu. Juxtaposing glamorous and shocking elements, the playful and surreal displays were provocative and titillating. In conjunction with Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., Doonan will discuss his collaborations with Meza and the intersection of artistic, fashion, and club cultures during that prolific time in Los Angeles.
Sunday, November 19, 2017, 3pm
West Hollywood Council Chambers
625 North San Vicente Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Admission is free.
Priority seating for MOCA member.
This program is presented in collaboration with The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, with the support of the City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Arts program. For more information, please visit weho.org/arts or follow @WeHoArts.
Image: (top) Wayne Shimabukuro, Simon Doonan (left) and Mundo Meza (right) working in the window at Maxfield Bleu, West Hollywood, c. early 1980s. Gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm). Collection of Jef Huereque. Courtesy of Wayne Shimabukuro