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Hermès releases a limited-edition collection of silk scarves based on artist Julio Le Parc’s series ‘La Longue Marche’.
The artist Julio Le Parc in his studio in France, in front of 60 one-of-a-kind scarves he designed for Hermès based on his Op Art paintings. The scarves will be shown at the Museum der Kulturen in Basel on June 15, and will be sold exclusively online. Photo: Benoît Peverelli. Source: tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com
From the article published on The New York Times,
“Two years ago, Hermès’s creative director Pierre-Alexis Dumas rediscovered “La Longue Marche” at a solo show for the painter and sculptor at the Palais de Tokyo. “The emotion you feel with each panel is so different,” said Dumas, who immediately tracked the artist down at his studio in the Paris suburb of Cachan. Now, the two have created a limited-edition collection of Hermès silk scarves based on the original work. Part of the French house’s Editeur series, Le Parc’s scarves follow in the footsteps of previous collaborations with Josef Albers, Daniel Buren and the photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto. Whether the 60 unique pieces wind up framed on a wall or draped around a woman’s neck is of little consequence to the artist. For him, it will have been about the adventure.”
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