Italian winter-sports tag Moncler has collaborated with many everybody cool, mostly underneath a Genius imprint, to renovate their oppulance puffer attire into sculptural, down-filled meditations on a inlet of warmth, romance, and protection. With Moncler’s uncover entrance adult in Milan on Wednesday, one wonders: What one-armed sleeping bag will they offer a universe next?
Today we get an answer. This deteriorate brings a partnership with Rick Owens, who, in loyal Owensian style, took a partnership in a new and visitor direction. As in: a land-art highway debate with partner Michèle Lamy—in a customized Moncler bus—that took them by Area 51 to one of a many rhythmical works of land art in a untouched and still furious American west. Artist Michael Heizer invited a span to revisit his Nevada ranch, Owens states in a press release, where he has spent scarcely half a century operative on City, a legendary work of land art that combines ancient relic structures with industrial pattern and healthy materials. It has been sealed to a open given Heizer initial began a plan in 1972—only a few photographs exist online—and after a check of scarcely a decade, it is scheduled to open this year (at slightest according to a 2016 New Yorker story).
“I WAS KIND OF THINKING ABOUT JOSEPH BEUYS TRAVELING TO THE U.S. FROM GERMANY IN THE SEVENTIES, LANDING AT JFK, BEING WRAPPED IN FELT AND TAKEN BY AMBULANCE TO HIS N.Y. GALLERY TO LIVE WITH A WILD COYOTE FOR THREE DAYS IN HIS INSTALLATION I LIKE AMERICA AND AMERICA LIKES ME,” Owens, who writes exclusively in capitals, explains in a press release. This is not some kind of Owens mythologizing: A felt-encased Beuys unequivocally did live with a coyote for 3 days in René Block Gallery, exploring a opening between inland peoples and a majestic European army that replaced them.
Owens and Lamy trafficked from LAX to Heizer’s ranch, with stops in Las Vegas and Area 51, and took a “detour” to Double Negative, Heizer’s 1969 work that replaced 240,000 tons of dried sandstone from Nevada’s Mormon Mesa to emanate a manmade ravine during a mouth of a healthy one. The Moncler debate includes several images from a highway trip, including some superb snapshots underneath some supernatural animation murals; and a train will be on perspective during Moncler’s display in Milan on Wednesday—along with a few pieces of clothing, like a furious sleeveless puffer, that Moncler done for Lamy and Owens to wear on a trip. Presumably, it’s coyote-proof, during slightest in concept.