This is crazy. Someone made a fake version of my Nike x Marc Newson Zvezdochka’s. You can tell they’re fake because the dots have a solid edge rather than the fluffy edges of the real thing.
I’ve gotten a lot of questions about the title of this series. It stems from a quote that a heard. I can’t for the life of me remember who said it. It was something like, “Art is like religion. You either believe in it or you don’t.”. It was off-putting and frustrating. My response was to think about my own belief in art. I have often felt like I was “too into” art or that I place too much meaning on it. It is so dear to my heart that I consider it to be my therapy and my form of meditation. So, even though I think the intention of the quote was more about people “getting” the concept of modernism and contemporary aesthetics, I took it to a personal place. Abstract work has always felt self-indulgent and “light” to me. It also feels pure and direct. It is the root of expression. It is something that I do and love regardless of how it is received. Some love it. Some hate it. Some don’t care. It has become a paradox for me because of the mixed feelings that I (& many people) have about it. Does that make sense? I hope so. Anyway, here is the second print in the series (The first three pieces were paintings). I hope you like it. You can buy one HERE.
We’re working on 4 more singles and an LP that will be released leading up to our 25th anniversary in 2012!