In the 1920’s, Parisian art students and models overtook the streets in the Bal des Qua’t’z’Arts It was a riotous, costumed end-of-the-semester celebration immortalized in Henry and June. The Art Monkey’s Ball resurrects the tradition for a new century.
The Art Monkey’s Ball takes the Dr. Sketchy’s cabaret meets art school formula and puts it on overdrive. Artists will gather at The Red Lotus Room, a Brooklyn speakeasy, to draw burlesque queens and aerialists, caged Art Monkeys and dancers covered in little more than paint. Cigarette girls will deal art supplies. Guests will smoke hookah, consume pastel French macarons and absinthe. Mass games of Exquisite Corpse will be played, art students will become models, and the space will be transformed into an installation, with gigantic Molly Crabapple creatures capering over the walls.
The Art Monkey’s Ball is a surreal, decadent explosion that will change the way you look at drawing.
Starring model Amber Ray on the main stage, we will also be featuring Madame Rosebud as our caged Art Monkey, and aerialist Seanna Sharpe, who will hang from the ceiling in her cloud swing and pose for the masses. Also features models Miss Vivian, Bambi Galore and more!