Your Guide To A High Minded Lifestyle
André Saraiva

  • Occupation
  • Artist
  • Birthplace
  • Uppsala, Sweden
  • Zodiac
  • Cancer

What do you actually do all day?
Every day is quite different.

Why do you live in Los Angeles?
I share my time between NY, LA, Lisbon, and Paris. I think those four places are very exciting for different reasons and always to challenge myself and never get too comfortable. Los Angeles is a very cinematographic city. It has a constant, beautiful light that makes the buildings and hills look totally different depending on which hour of the day you’re observing them.

If you had one day left in Los Angeles, what would you do?
I would do what I do every day when I’m there: drive and see the city roll in front of my eyes.

My motto is…
Love.

My alter ego is…
Mr.A

My secret crush is…
Secret.

  • Laurie Anderson

  • Pablo Picasso

What was your first job?
Nobody ever offered me a job.

What is your favorite travel destination (and why)?
Right now I love to travel to Lisbon because it’s very authentic and not too gentrified yet.

What is your favorite work of art?
A Keith Haring t-shirt that I’ve carried around for 30 years.

Favorite song growing up?
“O Superman” by Laurie Anderson

If you could be taken on a guided tour of anywhere in the world where would it be?
Maybe in the pyramids of Egypt, so I would be sure to find my way back.

Who would you invite (living or dead) to your perfect dinner party?
Monsieur Man Ray, Madame Kiki de Montparnasse, and maybe Monsieur Picasso if he would honor us with his presence.

Favorite snack to munch on?
Baguette

  • ’71 Porsche 911

  • John Cassavetes

What was the last thing you Googled?
’71 Porsche 911

What is your biggest pet peeve?
Authority

Who is your style icon?
As an attitude, I really like John Cassavetes.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Not to listen to advice.

What are you most proud of?
My daughter

Do you collect anything?
Too many things; I should stop.

  • Favorite
  • TV Show
    • Santa Barbara
  • Favorite
  • Movie
    • The Misfits
  • Favorite
  • Singers
    • Leonard Cohen
    • Serge Gainsbourg
  • Favorite
  • People to Follow on Social Media
    • I like to follow @brutgroup — that’s what I enjoy the most.