Maison Margiela unveiled new artworks at its Crosby Street store in New York last night. The event included attendees such as: Daniel Wickerham, Malcolm Lomax, Dennis Freedman, Ivan Bart, Aquaria.
The works are inspired by author Ursula K. Le Guin and her essay “the carrier bag theory of fiction,” which was a critique against “the thrust and parry of heroic narrativity, touting the tote, as opposed to weaponry, as the most significant human—and, metaphorically, literary—invention”.
The artwork by Wickerham & Lomax is a post modern explosion of multiple depictions of a bag – everything from a tote to a luxury bag, each one is named after a defunct gay bar in the artist’s hometown of Baltimore.
Each piece is a direct UV print on mirror and housed in a wooden artist frame with furniture handles installed on its sides to reference the handles of a bag. Shown together, the works are one in an edition of two, with 1/2 sold as individual works and 2/2 sold as a set.
The Wickerham & Lomax installation at Maison Margiela’s Crosby Street store is part of an ongoing artist program. Previous installations included Nude Descending a Staircase No.3 by Marco Brambilla, Cardboard Monsters by Tom Pruitt, and Tabor Robak’s Jumbotron.
The artwork will be on view to the public from Thursday, October 28th until Friday, January 7th, 2022 from 11am – 7PM daily at 1 Crosby Street.