Friend of OC Olympia Le-Tan wishes her friend of many years, André Saraiva, a happy one for his birthday (tomorrow)!
I met André on the subway when he was 26 years old. He was carrying a bicycle and I held the door for him. I had never met a graffiti artist with a vintage Saville Row suit before. He looked like something from a French '60s movie, a young Jean-Louis Trintignant or Jean-Pierre Léaud. I was pretty impressed. We both liked looking at the same things and he was one of the rare people who paid as much attention to detail as I did. That's what made us best friends. He was really fun to hang out with and knew all the cool places to go. It's been 14 years, and not much has changed, except he now owns the cool places to go to and doesn't take the subway anymore! Happy 40th André!!!!!!!!
Lots of love from Paris!
Major thanks to Olympia for her crop of amazing photos of André for this post!