Mary Ping, founder of the conceptual clothing line Slow and Steady Wins the Race, has one of the best eyes out there. She was recently honored with a National Design Award for fashion, which will be presented to her on October 19 at the Cooper Hewitt. And on the eve of the awards ceremony, we asked her to sprinkle some of her taste in our direction, and pick out the best wall art that one can buy online.
Posters began as a medium for advertising and quickly became an inexpensive way to visually communicate and disseminate, whether if it was promoting political movements or endorsing simple products. After sifting through a dangerous pile of “college dorm room” art online, me and members of my team found some winners. Ed. note: Pay attention to the dimensions, because some of these images might be smaller than you’d think!
We have a capsule collection called Untitled which is a lexicon of ordinary wardrobe items (the baseball cap, a jean jacket), but once punctuated with a shock of ultramarine blue made famous by Yves Klein, they are instantly transformed into something extraordinary. Here the body itself is used as a tool in the final transformation of the landmark performance-art piece by the artist.
Until someone or some company makes all the Irving Penn Clinique posters available for direct purchase, this older Anscochrome ad is a good stand in.
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