Mark Bradford Pinochio is on Fire 2010
What’s the over-under that he knows this is a multi-million dollar sculpture?
The arts are being cut from schools and yet all the research shows (look below!) that when teens’ creativity and imaginations are fortified, they excel and stay in school longer as well as develop the necessary skills for future success. And girls, well, read the recent articles on the Confidence Gap in women. If we are going to close that, we need to start with teen girls. NOW.
Super stoked on the concept, the execution, the people supporting. Couldn’t ask for a better way to support teen girls and arts education simultaneously. Support School of Doodle here.
Bottom: Doug Aitken Arles
Both McQueen and Aitken handle the au courant with an organic and utterly unique hand. I think a collection of McQueen’s couture would look at home and be heightened that much more (to think that’s possible!) against an Aitken landscape video installation.
Top: Versace Runway
Bottom: Sylvie Fleury
It’s not just advertisements that I think there could be more/better collaborations with. In the last few years runway presentations have become more elaborate (and more “influenced" by established and well known art). So let’s skip the appropriation and go straight to the artist! Is there anyone who says “yes to all” more than Donatella Versace? Didn’t think so.
More Fantasy Hires.
Bottom: Kehinde Wiley
Wiley is a bit cheating because his portraits integrate fashion so deftly and deeply, BUT I didn’t go for the easy way out and just pick a designer that easily mimics his portrayed fashions. Balmain’s marriage of strength and beauty, the contemporary with the classic is a perfect match for Wiley’s urban by way of the Rococo portrait style.
More Fantasy Hiring.