Wednesday, 27 October 2010
High Art Gets High Fashion
Jason Alper has quite the resume. As a stylist and costume designer he first gained attention; but through collaborating with Sacha Baron Cohen he really started to gain notoriety. Now he's revealed his talents extend further as an artist with his latest exhibition Proletarian Drift and The Enfranchisement of the Bourgeoise at the Guy Hepner Gallery in West Hollywood. Taking luxurious fine art oil paintings and splattering them with the iconic Louis Vuitton Logo, Alper's creations are a nod to past representations of status, while at the same time reflecting how the perceptions of labels have now changed in modern society. With such fearless humor, is it any wonder that this is the man behind the infamous Borat man-kini?