as a longtime fan of comme des garçons, i was thrilled to find out about the new print advertising campaign of their shirt line. the origin of the artwork is artist stephen shanabrook in collaboration with veronika georgieva.
it reminds me of origami and francis bacon's distorted imagery – such beautifully horrific chimeras of the imagination. yeah, and you might think that there's nothing baconesque here, but for me distorted faces equal bacon. blame it on my poor grasp of art history... check out the complete series called paper surgery at the artist's site.
pic from white lightning.