ROB PRUITT FOR J.CREW
J.Crew has just launched a collection of 3 rash guards in collaboration with artist Rob Pruitt. Inspired by his Gradient Faces Series, 50% of the proceeds from these rash guard will be donated to the Skin Cancer Foundation in support of UV Safety month for July.
Rob Pruitt is a contemporary American conceptual artist whose work is notoriously eclectic, humorous, and ironic. Describing his own work, Pruitt has said his pieces are “basically blown-up versions of dining table craft projects.” A common thread in his work is multiplicity and he often creates serial paintings that share the same subject yet contain twists in composition. His Gradient Faces series is an example: scrawled line drawings of different facial expressions which are then transferred onto color gradients and flocked.
The Rob Pruitt for J.Crew collection is now available at J.Crew. Says Pruitt, “Seeing my art on a rash guard is like seeing my art on a human body as opposed to a canvas. I like how it changes from person to person.”
We like how it changes from surfer to surfer!
MANIC PANIC 2011