Richard Haines “What I Saw Today” April 8 - May 7, 2011 @ FULLER + ROBERTS
Curated by Diane Rosenstein
What I Saw Today
New York Illustrator Richard Haines Brings His Style Blog To Gallery Walls
Since 2008, Richard Haines has seduced fashion followers with his natty style sketches and impromptu portraits, scrawled on found materials ranging from a Starbucks napkin to the pages of a book on French paintings by Jean-Antoine Watteau (pictured above) and catalogued on his cult blog, What I Saw Today. A new show by the same name at the Fuller + Roberts Co. gallery in Los Angeles presents work inspired by the streets of New York and the front row. A former designer for brands including J. Crew and Calvin Klein, Haines launched WIST to raise his industry profile, but has since parlayed the online platform into a career as an in-demand fashion illustrator, contributing to The New York Times among others. “My background is in design, so when I do a sketch of a guy on the street I can pinpoint a detail because I understand it,” he says. NOWNESS talked specifics with him....