Ceramic figurines – not usually the kind of thing you might expect to find in the pages of Wallpaper*. My girlfirend's mum's house, yes, International Style Bibles, no. But look closer. This adorable li'l lady is wearing Louis Vuitton. Bless.
She's the work of artist Barnaby Barford who specialises in making one-off cermic pieces based on mass-produced or antique figures. "He uses figurines cut and re-stuck together providing a clever way of getting people to look again at something they would on principle have dismissed" according to his website.
Barnaby was commissioned by Wallpaper* to create a fashion story in its November issue, out 11 October.
On the opening spread (below), Barford's kitsch creations sport outfits by Gucci (on the left) and Dolce & Gabbana (right hand page).
And doesn't this little lad look lovely in his Missoni sweater (just 480 Euros)?
Look like a poor man's Lucie Atwell
these are incredible
awful. more "ad art" - traditional craft infused with "modern" values, pretending to be deep.
i love all the pretentious douchebag comments...excellent.
poor man's Jeff Koons - nice in a simplistic Banksy kind of way but not as 'new' as the fashion berks like to think.
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