• Fashion + Beauty

    When Art Comes To Life

    • Apr 14, 2017

    • By:Sara Brisolla & Emma Reynolds

    Art comes in all shapes, sizes and mediums. As Henri Matisse once said, “Creativity takes courage.” These unique pieces were wrought from the passion their artists have for their work. Perfect for any space, they will captivate art and fashion enthusiasts alike.

     

     

    GUCCI X GUCCIGHOST

    It was 2013 when the Olympic snowboarder-turned-graffiti artist, GucciGhost (aka Trouble Andrew), cut two eyeholes in a Gucci bed sheet for his Halloween costume, thus introducing his new alter ego to the world. GucciGhost began leaving his tag, a personal interpretation of Gucci’s logo, around his adopted city of New York before catching the eye of the brand’s Creative Director, Alessandro Michele. GucciGhost was brought aboard the major Italian fashion house to create a capsule collection featuring graffiti-style logos, hand-drawn doodles and bold details. His artistry can be seen on everything from women’s skirts to wallets to pocket squares in this eye-catching collection. Available at Gucci Retailers in Chicago or Gucci.com, $2,980

    Gucci x GucciGhost duffle available for $2,980.

     

     

    MOTOART

    MotoArt is a California-based furniture maker that recycles aviation parts and transforms them into unique pieces. This company has been creating high-quality furniture for
    more than 10 years and has become an international brand with showrooms in the U.S., Australia, Asia and Europe. Pieces can be customized to the client’s request, which means additions such as connection ports and LED lighting; other requests are not out of the question, either. Available on MotoArt.com

     

    MotoArt’s Jumbo Sleeper

     

     

    ALEC MONOPOLY

    Alec Monopoly is the alias of a graffiti artist originally from New York City. He is best known for his work in Los Angeles, New York, Miami and parts of Europe and Asia. Considered to be the contemporary Banksy, Alec has depicted various characters in pop culture such as Rich Uncle Pennybags from Monopoly and Scrooge McDuck. His work has been featured in the New York Post, Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone and other publications. Available on Artsy.net/artist/alec-monopoly

     

    Alec Monopoly’s signature Rich Uncle Pennybags from Monopoly interpretation.

     

     

    BMW ART CARS

    The BMW Art Car is a project that was introduced by French racecar driver Hervé Poulain. It began in 1975 when he asked his artist friend Alexander Calder to paint his BMW 3.0 CSL. Calder’s design in primary colors inspired other renowned artists to paint designs on models for years to come. The current collection is comprised of 17 cars showcased in the BMW Museum in Munich, Germany.

    BMW Art Car