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Raphael Hefti

For the past ten years he has been interfering with material processes, manipulating and transforming substances to create surprising images and objects. Coming from a technical background with a keen interest in how things are made and what things can do, Hefti sets up pseudo scientific experiments which challenge industrial fabricators and ultimately divert objects from their original state. 

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Lots of photographs and drawings going up today at the Audrey Hepburn Beauty beyond Beauty exhibition in Seoul, South Korea!

Thank you harryuitdiest for sending me the pics and info!  I spy a picture that is unfamiliar to me. 

*Would anyone like to donate to my (imaginary) kickstarter to send me to Seoul for this once in a lifetime Audrey exhibit? I’m kidding…

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NEW: Bruno Mars’ Basquiat-inspired painting by Hunter & Gatti will be featured in “I will Make You a Star” Exhibition.

“I will Make You a Star” is the latest series of works by the artistic duo Hunter & Gatti and will be presented through the entire month of December at the SLS South Beach Hotel, FL, coinciding with Art Basel Miami 2014. The exhibition consists of their Basquiat-inspired, over painted of Bruno Mars and many more. The inaugural event will be hosted by super model Toni Garrn whose painting will also be displayed in the exhibition.

The exhibition reflects the desire of the artistic duo into bringing together photography and painting in one format while paying tribute to their main inspiration, the artist Basquiat, merging the celebrity portraits done in the past for fashion editorials and campaigns with his art. Their idea was to create a series of original hybrids that explore the limits of popular culture, reflecting, at the same time, fashion’s on-going interest in the art world. For that, the photographers started to paint over their photos, artistically adopting Basquiat’s primitive style, in order to give them a new-born identity, a new origin, and make them unique.

Hunter & Gatti wanted their works to perpetuate the wildfire velocity of fashion and the fast cycle of trends that continuously change from season to season, consuming voraciously any of the images they had created.

The whole concepts relys on the ideo of taking their photographic works out of the fashion context and place them into the artistic fields and therefore explore the blurred lines in between fashion and art.