" At 24, Frederic monceau will exhibit his works for the second time in the fashion designer’s gallery, Stefanie Renoma, who appealed him in the purpose to sublimate, by pictures, her creations. After a first exhibition about the dance « Dancing Smoking », here is a new story who turns around the mythical CHELSEA HOTEL.
Since it's construction, it has been the meeting place of the biggest names and faces of the artistic world: Jack Kerouac, Stanley Kubrick, Jane Fonda, Patti Smith, Dee Dee Ramone, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Sid Vicious, Andy Warhol, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Harry Smith. This legendary establishment has inherited their prints, all leaving behind them makes and memories of their impertinence and incitements. Marginal and dilapidated institution where all kinds of personalities lived, from the dealer to the prostitute the Chelsea Hotel became a true shelter: it will have seen pass celebrities from all over the world by welcoming them among it's walls, sometimes gracefully or in exchange of artworks. It is one the reasons why today the Chelsea Hotel has become a myth and a global benchmark for the entire artistic community.
Stanley Bard, last owner and director from 1955 to 2007, embodied the salt and the spirit of the Chelsea Hotel. The survivors of the Titanic stayed at the Chelsea Hotel, this one has initially to be the final point of the cruise. Today, it's facade is still adorned of plaques engraved with the names of it's most prestigious residents. The Chelsea Hotel was also the scene of many suicides, visitors and residents coming there especially to throw them over the balconies. « Vertige »: Maurice Renoma, last visitor of the place, presented us his imagination around the Chelsea Hotel. « TRIBUTE TO CHELSEA HOTEL » Stefanie Renoma presents us his temporary collection through several photographers, included Frederic Monceau. Come to discover the exhibition at Renoma’s shop, from Friday, May 29th through Friday, July 31st, in Paris. " - Xander Magazine