Had Picasso lived today, he wold have loved the way she applied his image onto this very functional, mass produced but iconic garment. And being a true formalist, I think he would have appreciated the blue ensemble too. On a very different note, I was amused to see this picture, because it reminded me of what the artist Richard Serra said about Guernica when asked about arts capacity to change the world; "I don't think any one art work can change the world. The idea that Guernica had anything to do with the war is hogwash. I mean, no bombs were ever stopped because of Guernica. I mean, we can go to it now and say "Look at this great painting. It shows the horrors of war." But it didn't prevent any bombs from falling." I love Serras brutal honesty. But the painting is a strong symbol even today and that's why it belongs to this jacket. MZ
There hasn't been enough mention of the detail on the shirt with all those fish. Does anyone know if the jacket is DIY? The bottom of the jacket says Claire Barrows, any ideas? http://steaknfries.blogspot.com/
A masterpiece. The blue hair!!!! I think this lady must have been in the UN building to see Colin Powell in 2003 or at the 'The Nature of the Beast' London, 2009. 'To take up a pen, line up words as if they could add anything to Picasso's Guernica is the most useless of undertakings ….. (Friend of Picasso).
aaaaah refreshing. i'm always so glad when this site considers and showcases different kinds of styles and looks that might otherwise be classified as being on the fringes of fashion. to me, it is just as important to capture, share, observe and appreciate the tougher side of fashion and real people who wear it wonderfully. it would be so easy for you, Mr. Schuman, to get swallowed into just the biggest names in fashion, the haute couture aspect, and see things through that sheltered perspective. now this is what i call keepin' it real.
it's nothing like my own style, but i love this look and the woman is captivating. great photograph. isn't that the whole point of this?
I am an Art History major and that jacket… so great to incorporate different parts of the painting. I spent over an hour in front of Guernica the first time I saw it, it's overwhelming. Love this fresh take.
Manga Princess. Fierce one. The cobalt blue of the tresses catches and syncs with the shades of blue in her eyes; perhaps she is a prettier version of the heroine from Stieg Larsson's Millenium Trilogy?
Can you say ART?! Amazing! Well the girl is obviously magnificent and that jacket just epic.I also love the little suspenders peeking under her shirt. A true blue new age rebel. Love it! Check out what's going on in my head. http://pardonmemoncheri.blogspot.com/ Feel free to comment and maybe follow me? xx
It's poor taste, I think, to do this with an image of Guernica. Maybe the jacket's designer is trying to make a an ironic point about fashion-hype or something, but the point is too intellectual and leaves a bad taste.
Her eyes are hauntingly beautiful. The entire composition of your photograph rocks Scott. Her blue hair, the turn of her head, the cigarette, everything. Lovely, just lovely! The jacket is to die for. Beautiful photograph Scott.
This is certainly v interesting, at least conceptually. It's a bit difficult to judge whether it ends up looking good, or not.
However, I am not, personally, completely in favour of the commodification of art. Paintings are not logos, there is a depth to them that tends to disappear when they are mass reproduced or simply distorted in order to become design artefacts.
she is one of my customers! she has a very odd -yet great sense of style as you can see- she is not from London, but she lives in East London,in Daslton. She is well know in here where we live. Well done having her on your page, she is definitely like a cocoon: though on the outside, soft inside and yes, beautiful!