Charity art project from Marni and Vogue
In honor of his 125th birthday, Vogue launched an unusual charitable art project. Gloss asked the modern artists: «What is beauty?» The answer to the question of 11 artists and illustrators was given with the help of colorful prints that decorated bags and T-shirts. The art project also has another goal – to raise money for charitable organizations aimed at combating HIV and AIDS, God’s Love We Deliver and Born Free. One organization is located in the US, the other in Africa. 40 percent of sales will be transferred to charitable funds.
Among the artists who expressed their desire to take part in the art project, you can see John Baldessari, Julia Mahret, Maurizio Sattelan, Beatriz Milazes and others. The collection of T-shirts and bags from Marni will be released in limited edition. The price for one unit is $ 390. Bags and T-shirts are available on official Vogue and Marni websites.
For the Irish painter Dzenev Figgis, beauty is embodied in the nude natures of François Boucher. Therefore, her print variant repeats the canvas «Muses of Erato». John Baldessari introduced the canvas «We will have a keg of fun», on which the accordionist’s face is closed with a bright red spot. English artist Annie Kevans wrote a portrait of the famous transgender model Hari Nave. «Like art, beauty is subjective, and in this is its freedom», — the artist described her choice.
Print Francesco Clemente demonstrates the image of a rhinoceros with a tree that grows straight from his back. Describing his vision of beauty, the artist said: «I can not say better than Rilke: «In beauty, horror begins». Sarah Haghes created a print called «Beautiful Truth». The source of inspiration for the artist was the picture of childhood, trips with his father and brothers to a forest farm in South Georgia. «Dad said that in this place we «find the truth». There was no TV, there was nothing but trees and space … Complete freedom, a place where you can be yourself. That’s what beauty means to me», — recalls Sarah Haghes.
Julia Mahrate painted love with an abstract black and white picture «Untitled». «Beauty is self-confidence. A relaxed glow. Live with beauty and bad taste», — advises the artist.