Justin Bieber and Miley Cryus might do outrageous from time to time, but New York’s Grace Jones invented it. And she also trod the path of giving such a careless display of talent in so many fields of endeavor that she appears as an exotic creature from another planet beyond us all. Fashion, film, art, writing, music Grace has conquered each one with such style and talent, us ordinary mortals can but bow down.
So she was of course just made for New York’s other great master of the outrageous, Andy Warhol. They cavorted through life together for a while scandalizing everyone and having a great time. though now Warhol is dead and Grace is 67. But what a 67. Late to a book signing of her new book ‘I’ll never write my Memoirs’ she apologizes by bosom flashing the assembled crowds and journalists and it’s 10 times more interesting that a Kardashian bosom because it’s done with such style.
If you want the history of ‘outrageous’ Grace dishes it up in her book with lots of snarling glee and poo-hoos the modern versions of same as copycats. But the book, like everything she does is just another example of how she shines no matter which way she expresses herself. And there is only one place that is her true canvas, New York City.