Several Brooklyn-based artists transported their signature aesthetics uptown this week, creating window displays and in-store installations for Bergdorf Goodman. Intuitively titled Ten Artists for Ten Spaces, it features the works of artists curated by Kyle DeWoody, founder of Grey Area – a company that continuously puts art in places one would least expect to find it (you’ll remember the Bic lighter ring).
The project is the first in a series called Art Matters!, in which Bergdorf will continuously merge art and fashion through installations, product collaborations and events.
From Adam Parker Smith’s three-dimensional wallpaper inspired by socioeconomic disparity in the Bronx to Kasper Sonne’s burned pink canvas to Sebastian Errazuriz’s chandelier of taxidermy birds, a sense of melancholy or morbidity is evident in many of the works. Finding the displays in dialogue with, say, a several thousand dollar Mary Katrantzou dress is uniquely fascinating for an art lover. For everyone else, they’re an excellent excuse to window shop.