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Art March, 17 2009

Stephen Sprouse For Chateau Marmont

With the recent Stephen Sprouse collection by Louis Vuitton and the release of Le Book covered in the artists famous graffiti print, we came across an interesting story which dates back to 1991.

In 1991 Stephen Sprouse moved into Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles for a month long stay. When it was time to check out, he could not afford the bill and Andre Balazs, the owner of the hotel, ended up making a deal with him, where Sprouse would be designing some apparel for the staff of Chateau Marmont, in exchange for his stay.

A couple of months ago, Andre Balazs went through the archives of the hotel, which are stores in the attic, and they came across 6 never seen before sketches by Stephen Sprouse, all signed and dated. We got our hands on images of one of the sketches, with the other 5 spread out on the internet on other sites. Hunt them down and check them all out.

The sketches will not be sold, but Hotel Marmont honors the designer with a postcard.

A more detailed look at the Stephen Sprouse sketch and a look at the postcard follows after the jump.

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