Private Collection

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.

This collection consists of 5 shirts, a hat and an artistic object.
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.

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Construction Materials

 

This shirt is inspired by the work Construction Materials by Lara Almarcegui (Zaragoza, Spain, 1972). In this series of works, the artist studies and measures all the construction materials of a building or art center in order to obtain their real gross weight. Over the last decade, Almarcegui has filled various exhibition spaces with sand, stone, cement, metal rods, glass, cables, iron, tiles and all kinds of materials, in a kind of physical reconstruction of the museum's and the gallery’s architecture, reducing everything to their construction materials.


We have worked in the same way, studying and measuring all the components with which this shirt is made. The box of this edition contains: a shirt, a list of the construction materials of the shirt, and the exact meters of cotton Oxford fabric, interlining fabric, buttons and all the finery, thread and labels that are used to make a shirt.

Edition of 20 units

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Golden Fingers

 

This shirt is inspired by the work Read With Golden Fingers by Dora García (Valladolid, Spain, 1965). This series of works consists of selecting pocket editions of her favorite authors and reading them with her fingers impregnated in gold dust, in such a way that the performative act of reading is recorded in the copy as she passes the pages, allowing you to follow the gestures and movements made by the artist during the reading. In turn, the symbolic load of the gold -the valuable, but also the materially quantifiable- overlaps the literary discourse, and contrasts with the immaterial character, and therefore immeasurable, of reading.

 

With the same concept as a departure point, we changed the book for a shirt; at a part of the process of making the shirt, we have impregnated our fingers with a golden textile paint and we have tried on the shirt, leaving our golden prints on it. All the shirts are unique, since each shirt is touched differently.

Edition of 20 units

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Rotation

 

This shirt is inspired by the series of works named Rotation, in which the artist Asier Mendizabal (Ordizia, Spain, 1973) researches about the representation of the human mass and its importance in the news media, as well as on a social and political level, since the European revolutions of the 19th and 20th centuries.

We have worked with the piece that Mendizabal created for Alguien, where he zooms into popular imagery of anonymous people, faceless and without names. In each shirt the image is randomly screen printed by hand on a different place.

Edition of 20 units

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One and Three Shirts

 

This shirt is inspired by the work One and Three Chairs by Joseph Kosuth (Toledo, Ohio, USA, 1945). In this emblematic work of Conceptual Art, the artist approaches the same reflection from three different perspectives: by means of the object (the chair), its representation or index (the photograph of the same chair), and two linguistic elements (the word that designates the object and its definition).

The box of this edition contains: a shirt, a photograph of the shirt and a 224 gr. paper sheet with the definition of shirt.

Edition of 20 units

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Moules Casserole

This shirt is inspired by the work Moules Casserole by Marcel Broodthaers (Brussels. Belguim, 1924-1976). Mussels, so Belgian, interested the artist for their poetic potential. The word “moule” translates as mussel, but also as mold. Throughout his career, from his early objects made of eggshells or mussels, and through a radical take on traditional approaches to poetry, cinema, books or the exhibition itself, the artist found his own way to develop a work that gave a personal point of view in those nascent years of pop art and conceptualism.

The box of this edition contains: a shirt with a mussel print and a mussel treated with enamel and numbered by hand.

Edition of 20 units

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Nothing

This piece is inspired by the work Nothing by Angela de la Cruz (A Coruña, Spain, 1965). The artist constantly explores the limits of the traditional pictorial space by posing a critical reflection on its basic structural elements. In her works objects become paintings and paintings become sculptures. In the series Nothing the canvases are crumpled into a heap and left on the gallery floor, resembling a discarded painting.

This piece is the result of treating a shirt with resins and varnishes, turning the shirt into an artistic object. All pieces are totally different.

Edition of 6 units

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Mini Nothing

This piece is the result of treating a sleeve of a shirt with resins and varnishes, turning it into an artistic object. All pieces are totally different.

Edition of 6 units

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Hat with Photograph

This piece is inspired by the work Hat with Photograph by Hans-Peter Feldmann (Hilden, Germany, 1941). The types of objects Feldmann is interested in collecting are often also found in three dimensional installations. Hats and photographs are regularly part of his appropriations and arrangements. The mode of display contributes to the re-orientation and re-contextualization of these assembled found objects taken from everyday life. The Borsalino-type felt hats carry associations with artists such as Marcel Duchamp and Joseph Beuys therefore this work could be imagined as a form suggestive of portraiture.

 

This hat is made by hand in the oldest atelier in Barcelona, Sombrerería Mil (founded in 1856). Made of 100% wool felt, with a photograph treated for humidity.

Edition of 15 units