As a break from revision, I took a look at GARAGE magazine that my sister had stored in her bedroom. Garage was formed in the Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture in 2007, in an abandoned Constructivist garage in Moscow. I was immediately drawn by the cover which I will get to later, and the abundance of art in several forms. The magazine seemed to scream art, fashion, culture, photography projects, "read me!!!" So I did.
I'm guessing this project is called INKED. It involved various artists; Damien Hirst, Raymond Pettibon, Jake and Dinos Chapman and many more. Willing canvases were key to the project: an art historian, a model, a super fan, a car salesman - who were all drawn to the project for personal reasons. The tattoo artists masterfully adapted the artist's designs to fit each body, adjusting colours for maximum effect, going where the tattoo needles fear to tread. "Is the art perishable, or permanent?"
Another interesting article I read was a story about how the photographer David Mushegain began a "hunt for a legendary artist from the psychedelic scene" - just from looking around in a vintage shop in LA and finding a purple tie-dye T-shirt. It was made by a Japanese artist called Mikio. Mikio grew up in Yonkers and in his youth was part of the Wild Style Crew - a graffiti crew of the 1970s. In his teens he started silk-screening and sold T-shirts with his best friend in New Jersey 1977. From then, his reputation as an artist grew. In the mid-1980s he was involved in a gallery exhibition at the Psychedelic Solution Gallery in SoHo.
Here are the rest of the photos I snapped from this beautiful magazine. Enjoy these!
|pick it up if you ever get the chance.|
~peace out guys and see you soon!~