For our fifth collection, we present a small capsule of four shirts that continue and complete the exercise that we started with Private Collection back in 2021.
Private Collection is the result of the practice of translating into a garment or object some of the works by artists that we admire and to whom we pay a small tribute in this way.
Each shirt or object is inspired by a specific artwork and every piece is created following the inspiration and concept with which the artist worked for the original artwork.
All pieces are presented in a cardboard box and are labeled, titled and numbered by hand.
This shirt is inspired by the work of Joan Rom (Barcelona, Spain, 1954). The artist honors the memory of the objects and materials with which he works, with a particular interest in poor and waste materials, of industrial origin, such as rubber or plastic, or close to nature, such as leather or wool. In is work “Germans (Brothers)“ from 1991, a wooden structure is covered with various leather cutouts from used jackets, which the artist has stitched together.
Charged with all kinds of human, economic, social and cultural connotations, this pieces of jackets are of particular interest to Rom because they have been in direct contact with the human body. Rom dislocates and decontextualizes these materials and manages to dignify them, by giving them a new use, a new function.
Following the same process, two shirts have been united in a mirror effect. This shirt can be worn by either of the sides.
Germans (Brothers), Joan Rom (1991)
Edition of 20 units
Shirt inspired in the series “Delocazioni” by Italian artist Claudio Parmiggiani (Luzzara, Italy, 1943). This series of works began in 1970, using collage, sculpture, installation, and photography. Parmiggiani explores ways of creating and manipulating images and objects with powder, smoke, fire, soot, and ash to make imprints that depict forms of light, shade and movement.
Inspired by his work, this shirt has been airbrushed to create an effect of light reflection.
Each shirt is different because they are all hand painted.
Delocazioni, Claudio Parmiggiani (1982)
Edition of 20 units
One of Two
When asked to produce an edition in conjunction with the exhibition held for the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003, British artist Jonathan Monk (Leicester, 1969) created a wood and rubber stamp consisting of a reproduced image of his right thumbprint. Referencing Manzoni (who often stamped works with his thumbprint) and, perhaps indirectly, Warhol. The idea of the unique re-made as a multiple was never before more apposite as here.
Like Monk in this edition (One of Two, 2003), we have made a rubber stamp with one of our fingerprints and printed the shirt with it using permament ink. By doing this we represent the idea of something unique being reproduced as a multiple. A rubber stamp, textile ink and a pad for the ink are attached to each edition of this shirt.
One of Two, Jonathan Monk (2003)
Edition of 20 units
Shirt in a Glass Dome
Widely recognized for his conceptual approach, Hans-Peter Feldmann (Hilden, Germany, 1941) bases his work on the collection and re-arrangement of all sort of objects and images, in a mixture of ready-made and artistic intervention. In his piece “Hat in Glass Dome” from 2015, Feldmann introduced a Borsalino felt hat in a glass dome. This type of hat carries associations with artists such as Marcel Duchamp and Joseph Beuys, therefore this work could be imagined as a form suggestive of portraiture..
With this shirt we wanted to do the same thing Feldmann did in his piece. We introduced an Alguien shirt in a glass dome, like if it was a delicate object, by doing this, the shirt becomes an artistic object.
Edition of 6 units.
In each of the editions, every shirt comes in a different glass dome.
Hat in Glass Dome
Hans Peter Feldmann (2015)
Edition of 6 units