In collaboration with Tom of Finland foundation, Prada creates drawings in conversation with Tom’s personal collages and archives — opening the narrative to understand new nuances of sexuality through the perspective of a woman.
This book features writings of Michael Bullock (author of Roman Catholic Jacuzzi, associate editor of PIN-UP magazine, contributing editor of Apartamento magazine), Melissa Anderson (4 Columns, former senior film critic Village Voice) and Aimee Goguen (artist sexually sublimating in Los Angeles).
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A series of portraits of teen idols of the 80's and early 90's in Silvia Prada’s classic monochromatic nostalgia-meets pop art manifestos. Prada playfully chronicles cultural iconography with the ardent reverence of a teen fan mixed with the obsession to detail of an anthropologist and the refined hand of an expressive illustrator. Generation X’s celebration of this golden age is a fantastical glimpse into our past and an early grappling with stardom and popular culture long before the digital era.
This publication is the fourth in a series of artist books dedicated to b/w portraits.
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860 x 550 mm, folded
Edition of 50 + 10 AP, numbered and signed
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Catalogue accompanying the exhibition Silvia Prada: The new modern hair at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles
Contributions by Marc Balet, Damien Blottière, Bruce Labruce, Michael Forrey, Robert Knoke, Brian Kenny & Robert W. Rchards, Slava Mogutin, Xevi Muntané, Jimmy Paul, Daniel Riera, Collier Schorr & Holli Smith, Saya Solana, A.L Steiner + Otherwild and Daniel Trese.
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Limited edition of 50. Casette tape.
One color screeprint on acid free archival paper.
34.26" x 47.24".
Signed and numbered by the artist.
Edition of 300.
The New Modern Hair: a styling chart, features a series of stylized portraits highlighting male hairstyles juxtaposed with geometric drawings. the book pays homage to the barbershop and is an artistic representation of the subtle nuances and cues that help define the male persona, identity and representation within the parameters of visual and popular culture. through this series of work, prada is capturing the typecasting and idealized character building that has become ingrained in our minds through media, pop culture and iconography.
The portraits - with titles ranging from the flat top to the sportsman and also to executive contour - feature commentary and meticulous instructions on how to obtain each look in order to resemble a member of the subculture or lifestyle pictured. the geometric drawings, all loony remixes of 20th-century art movements such as Bauhaus, de Stijl and Russian Constructivism, highlight the emphasis on the shape for each hairstyle and command a manifesto for the references that each portrait points to.
This book is a continuation of the artists’ fascination with the production of identity, human aesthetics and the ability to objectify all things pop.
The Silvia Prada art book encapsulates iconic moments that are manifested next to Prada’s trademark geometric compositions . The portraits, ranging from Madonna, Kate Moss, Jeff Bridges, Vincent Gallo, Jenny Shimizu, Tony Ward and Marky Mark, documents the refining of sexual identity as it pertains to the visual culture of the 90’s, a decade that gave rise to a new generation to whom individualism and a self-defined style were of crucial importance. The works collectively highlight pop’s dismissal of conventional beauty, stripping away superfluous gender-defining attributes and other social conventions.
Silvia Prada...! - 2002 - 100 Limited edition.