Following on from its iconic collaborations with Stephen Sprouse, Louis Vuittoninvites three artists from the world of street art to give a new look to their emblem scarves for Spring/Summer ’13.
Aiko, Retna and Os Gemeos take on the giant silk scarf, the stole and the regular silk scarf to a new look, with inscriptions and colors bursting with style.
Artist Aiko, Japanese-born, Brooklyn-based, demonstrated her pop-manga infused style creating a scarf exploding with 64 different colours. She said:
"I am talking about day and night, about time, seasons, and love, and graffiti of course."
The collaboration with the Brazalian twin Brothers, Os Gemeos worked on the the theme of balance and opposition. The finished design, was the faces of the sun and moon faces, obscuring any sign of Louis Vuitton.
RETNA, an LA-based artist wanted to create ‘something very original, very strong’ with his design. His artwork often revolves around signage of various cultures from Hebrew to hieroglyphics, so he used his signature callipgraphy style to brush strokes of watercolor and recreate the LV textiles.
Commenting on the new collection Jeffrey Deitch, the new director of MOCA Los Angeles, and an exhibition commisioner said:
"To my eyes, AIKO, RETNA and Os Gemeos, represent the most complete and original expression of the emerging art scene which is coming out of street culture. They transcend their original universe and occupy their places as artists in their own right. Through the Louis Vuitton project, they have all applied themselves to an exercise of style. A mastery of fusion between creation and tradition, their imaginary world and the technical constraints of production."
Roy Lichtenstein inspired Karla Spetic A/W '12 look book
Lichtenstein: A Retrospective at Tate Modern
American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein is famed for his works based on comic strips and advertising imagery shaded with his hallmark Ben-Day dots.
Bringing together 125 of the artist's paintings and sculptures, Tate Modern is staging the first major exhibition devoted to Lichtenstein in more than 20 years.
The show includes key paintings such as Look Mickey (1961), lent from Washington's National Gallery of Art, and the monumental Artist's Studio series of 1973-4. You'll also see little-known pieces such as Lichtenstein's early abstract expressionist paintings and his art nouveau-inspired sculptures.
Go check it out!
Tickets from £14.00
21 Feb - 27 May 2013 Mon - Thu, Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Fri, Sat 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM; 01 Apr 2013, Easter Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM; 06 May 2013, Early May Bank Holiday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM; 27 May 2013, Spring Bank Holiday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM