Let’s follow up on yesterday’s post about Mimi Berlin SenioR’s 1960s Marriage Pictures More came to light about the interior of the small attic he lived in. This Large poster ‘Phi Zappa Crappa’ was pinned to the wooden toilet door at the attic of Mimi Berlin SenioR. The toilet was very small, the door was open a lot of times, so this fierce, brown poster could also be seen many times. Memories, light the corners of our minds, they do!(image via pinterest.com/pin/305330049708141862/)
There isn’t much information on the graphic design. It is said that many, maybe millions, of variations of the first poster, first made by photographer the Robert Davidson (at the Royal Garden Hotel, London, in 1967) are scattered around the globe. According to the Independent Zappa said about the result of the photo session “They almost immediately gained cult status, a sentiment echoed by Zappa himself in 1983, when stating, “I’m probably more famous for sitting on the toilet than for anything else.” We, at Mimi Berlin, think the latter isn’t true : what do you think; is Frank Zappa more famous for his music or not?
How fun is this image by Juergen Teller!! For yous all who don’t speak German: teller means plates. That knowledge makes this image even more fun, n’est pas?! These giant plates/riesige teller (ø1.20 m.) are props in Teller’s work from 2016 onwards
Juergen Teller. Colby Keller and Andreas Kronthaler, Plates/Teller No.6, 2016 Giclee Print 108 3/10 × 72 in 275 × 183 cm
Red Star Over Russia A Revolution in Visual Culture
Mimi Berlin Blogger Team went to see the Red Star Over Russia (A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905 – ’55) exhibition at the Tate Modern in London the other day. This exhibition marks the centenary of the October Revolution. On show is a visual history of Russia and the Soviet Union. From the overthrow of the last Tsar and the revolutionary uprisings of 1917, through to the struggles of the Civil War and Stalin’s campaign of terror, it reveals how political events led to the social transformation that inspired a wave of innovation in art and graphic design across the country.
‘Red Star Over Russia’ is made with the huge collection of the late graphic designer David King (1943 – 2016) which carries over a quarter of a million artefacts by famous and anonymous photographers, artists and designers, it features over 250 posters, paintings, photographs, books and ephemera. King started his collection of over 250,000 items relating to this period while working for The Sunday Times Magazine in the 1970s. The collection was acquired by Tate in 2016. Read and see more on David King.Continue reading →
Using art; as in Old Masters, for fashion clothing and/or accesories is at it’s peak right now. (it’s October, 2017) We, at Mimi Berlin, know so because Jeff Koons teamed up with Louis Vuitton to make the ‘Masters LV x Koons‘ capsule collection. (Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM Masters LV x Koons. Front view. image via louisvuitton.com)
Above one of the results of this powerhouse collaboration: the ‘Neverfull’ bag with the Mona Lisa (chopped off at the neck) by Da Vinci: it says so, in goldtone capitals, written over the cheeks. The ‘Masters LV x Koons’ collection consists of 44 pieces divided over 5 ‘masters of art‘ the product-range goes from keychains and Iphone-covers to scarves and bags. We feel that this collection is the epitome of high-end consumerism, using art for fashion has reached the highest leve. (if anybody feels otherwise, please let us know, we are interested obviously)
Let’s be honest; nobody with so-called ‘good taste’ will want to buy products born from this collaboration and we think that ‘they’ (the brand Louis Vuitton and the artist Jeff Koons) know that.
So for anarchy’s sake we scream: Auch Haben! (years ago, for the same reason, we bought ourselves the classic Monogram canvas Speedy 30, personalized with embossed initials)
World Premiere: Miles Aldridge (after Cattelan) at Reflex Gallery
Reflex Gallery has presented the latest series ‘(after Cattelan)‘ by British Photographer Miles Aldridge at the photography-fair Unseen Amsterdam: a world premiere. For the ‘(after Cattelan)‘ project, Miles Aldridge was invited by the Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan to photograph in his exhibition ‘Not Afraid of Love‘ at the Musee de la Monnaie in Paris, which will run through and to respond to his art. This special collaboration resulted in a series of six pictures, in which Aldridge’s models are having a dialogue with the most famous sculptures by Maurizio Cattelan .
Miles Aldridge (after Cattelan) (image courtesy of Reflex Gallery Amsterdam)
polaroids by Miles Aldridge
polaroids by Miles Aldridge for sale at Unseen Amsterdam
View of the exhibition KAPUTT, 2013 Taxidermied horses Edition of 3, plus 2 artist’s proofs of Untitled, 2007 Image provided by Fondation Beyeler / Photo: Serge Hasenböhler, Basel
Purple Project is an art project, a collaboration between UK based illustrator/artist Petra Lunenburg and designer/photographer Baukje Bies, who is based in The Netherlands.
Purple Project set of 17 artworks
Parade by the Purple Project
These two women found each other in the exceptional love they share for the artist formerly known as Prince (may he rest in peace). With this purple royalty in mind they created illustrations, photo’s and digital photo collages: “an ode to the musical legacy and style of the greatest artist of all time in this genre”. The first outing of the Purple Project collaboration is captured in 17 artworks on paper. (as seen above) You can follow the Purple Project on Instagram: @purpleproject_art, to see all the images they created. You can order the set of 17 cards, sized A5, by sending a message to: email@example.com for only €39,99