A Kitchen Apron with Two Pockets, 2019
digital printing, 100% cotton
70 x 90 cm
MADE IN FRANCE
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About the product
For WE DO NOT WORK ALONE, Marc Camille Chaimowicz conceived a limited art edition A Kitchen Apron with Two Pockets, that can be worn to do the domestic activities that he promoted as higher art in the 1960s in his home-studio on Approach Road. Drawing from his private and social life, his artistic activity took modest forms, without any claims or statements. For example, he would simply offer tea to the visitors.
Since the beginning of the 1970s, Marc Camille Chaimowicz placed himself beside of modernism and of the neo-avant- gardes. He built a visual vocabulary recognisable for its graceful curves, its delicate shapes and its pastel shades palette. This nuanced approach reflects the ambiguity of a work of art that discards the hierarchy between visual and fine arts.
According to Chaimowicz’s conception of art and against the habits of the textile industry, the pattern of the Kitchen Apron with Two Pockets pre-exists to the apron’s shape: « Ornament precedes function », as he offen said.
We do not work alone, is a publishing house created in Paris in 2015 by Louise Grislain, Anna Klossowski and Charlotte Morel. We do not work alone commission limited editions and objects conceived by International artists.
About the Artist
Marc Camille Chaimowicz is a half-French half-English artist born in 1947, he currently lives and works in London and in Burgundy. Recent solo exhibitions include Dear Valérie…, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland (2020); Your Place or Mine… The Jewish Museum, New York (2018); one to one, kestnergesellschaft, Germany (2017); Indipendenza, Rome (2016); Tears Shared, Flat Time House, London (2016); An Autumn Lexicon, Serpentine Galleries (2016); GAGA, Condesa, Mexico (2015); Halle für Kunst e.V., Lüneberg, Germany (2014); Secession, Vienna (2009); and Artists Space, New York (2009). The artist is represented by Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York; and Cabinet, London.
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