Rodarte Re-imagines the Collection

Last week as part of Cell Phone Stories, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the design duo behind the fashion label Rodarte, created five designs based on works from our collection. Clearly they found inspiration in our Latin American galleries, using works by Rufino Tamayo, Roberto Matta, and Mathias Goeritz (a personal favorite), as well as a censer and decorated skull from our ancient American collection. Additionally they picked up on Brancusi’s Bird in Space, bronzes by Alberto Giacometti, and a woodblock print by nineteenth-century Japanese artist Utagawa Hirosige. If you’re subscribed to receive texts from Cell Phone Stories, you already saw these, but the Mulleavys’ sketches are so stunning we wanted to share them on the blog, too. (Click on a sketch to enlarge.)

Cell Phone Stories isn’t done yet. Still to come, stories by Barry Yourgrau, Kianga Ford, and Adrienne Ferrari. Text “LACMA” to 67553 to get in on the stories. You can also check the Cell Phone Stories archive blog for past projects you might have missed. Plus—twitter followers, brace yourselves—Rainn Wilson will commandeer our twitter feed during the first weekend in August.

Scott Tennent

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