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Philip Johnson was unabashed in his acknowledgment of the sources of inspiration for his designs. Johnson noted his vision for Da Monsta stemmed from his close friend artist Frank Stella's design for the Dresden Kunsthalle in Germany. Today, many artists (for example David Diao's painting, The Rug, It Shrank!, 2004-5, Sarah Morris's ceiling installation Robert Towne, 2006, or Pae White's Restless Rainbow, 2011) take their inspiration from the world of design --architecture, furniture, typography and fashion-- mixing contemporary art and design in innovative, perhaps controversial, ways.
Why are contemporary artists interested in engaging in the design world?
Pae gave the final word
I also think that as soon as designers like Ron Arad, Marc Newson, etc. start being processed through contemporary art museums, art auction houses and places like Gagosian, then the power of a store like Moss becomes diluted.
Friday, February 3 at 11:34am
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