Out Of The Shadows

After its official presentation at Museum der Kulturen during Art Basel last week, Hiroshi Sugimoto's latest collaboration with the French luxury house of Hermès is now available in stores and the design and production process of the twenty-strong silk scarf collection by the Japanese photographer can be viewed online at its dedicated Hermès Editeur homepage. As I previously reported earlier in the year (Silk SnapsMarch 2012) the limited edition ink-jet prints measuring fifty-five inches square have been inspired by Sugimoto's Color of Shadow (Couleurs de l'Ombre) series - based on luminous Polaroid colour gradations, this makes for yet another exciting addition to the luxury house's expanding artistic portfolio after Josef Albers and Daniel Buren whose collaborations may also be viewed online.
Below is an insight to the collaboration from drawing board to production line of the exclusive one hundred and forty art cum fashion works: each scarf colourway consists of an edition of seven, individually numbered by hand by the artist and priced at $7000.00 - an investment at a snap for both collector and connoisseur alike.  
Hiroshi Sugimoto at Hermès
Couleurs de l'Ombre will tour after Art Basel and is due to land in Brussels at La Verrière in September with further cities scheduled before the end of the year - for more details visit Hermès Editeur.
Images courtesy of Hermès