POPULAR IS POPULAR.
“….Once you “got” Pop, you could never see a sign again the same way. And once you thought Pop, you could never see America the same way again….” – Andy Warhol
We present to you the Cookies -N- Cream Summer 2011 Collection titled “Popular is Popular”. This season, we drew our inspiration from pop culture and the first ever museum show of American Pop Art – New Paintings of Common Objects. The show featured the works of now legendary artists – Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Dine, Andy Warhol, Phillip Hefferton, Robert Dowd, Edward Ruscha, Joe Goode and Wayne Thiebaud. It helped usher in the acceptance of the pop art movement which is still very strong in the art scene of the present. We looked to this as inspiration for the Summer pieces and created designs based on the style of the artists involved in the show. Each piece pays homage to one of the artists’ style in our own unique interpretation of it. It was a great experience working on these pieces and we hope you enjoy wearing them as much as we enjoyed creating them.
The line includes 5 pieces – Basquiat Dollar, $$$ Heart, Sweet Dreams, Dope Dope, Lady AGAG. Check out the collection below.
The Basquiat Dollar tee is inspired by Robert Dowd‘s style of painting currency. Robert’s “Pop Art Money” would replace presidents with famous artists or people and the pieces seemed to question the very notion of “money”.
The Dope Dope tee is inspired by Wayne Thiebaud‘s style of painting multiples of objects of mass culture. Wayne painted multiples of cakes, Ice Cream, lipstick…objects that were instantly recognizable. His Three Machines painting of 3 Gumball machines is where we really got the inspiration for the Dope Dope tee.
The $$$ Heart tee is inspired by Jim Dine‘s heart motif that was constant in his works. We based the piece off that but wanted to give it a context of it’s own, so we created a LOVE built out of money. After all, what is more popular than money?
The LADY AGAG tee was inspired by Andy Warhol‘s infamous Marilyn Monroe piece. We wanted to re-create a piece based on that, which featured the near equivalent of Marilyn in today’s society. Lady GAGA was that person. She is arguably the most interesting and biggest music artist in today’s pop culture. In the vein of Warhol’s piece, we present the Lady AGAG tee.
The Sweet Dreams tee was inspired by the work of Roy Lichtenstein. The particular piece of his that gave life to this tee is this – Sweet Dreams. We looked to that in designing this tee and gave the piece more depth in our interpretation. Sweet Dreams succckerrr!
PHOTOGRAPHY BY KING TEXAS.
PRODUCT SHOTS BY RIO.
STYLING/ART DIRECTION – LORI LORI, SCRILLS, P LOCH.
Thanks to our friends for being a part of the shoot – Phantom Romeo, Tabi Love, Logan, Purp and Curve.
All the pieces are now only available via our online shop as well as mobile shop. Send all compliments, hate mail, naked girls pictures, big boobs pictures or whatever you would like to tell us to TheCookiesMob(at)bakedinny.com
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