Friday, 11 November 2011
Celine X Kidult
Kidult has struck again, and this time its victim is Celine Paris.
The graffiti artist is famous, but more to some, infamous, for displaying his art with many tags on high fashion labels. This time round he sprayed the "word" SK8 across the shop front. The debate of what he is trying to covey with the word has baffled many but some interpretations seem to be coherent. The word SK8 refers to the brand's spring 2011 campaign which features Daria Werbowy's clutching a skate board, the pink paint reflects the pink plastic wrap in the background of the ads. Below is what people believe his inspiration came from.
I guess this comes down to the age old question:
Could graffiti be called art?
I am not going to attempt to answer that question, I'll leave that upto you.
However I think that what Kidult has done to Celine's shop front could be called an improvement, at least the shop stands out and it just got extra publicity for nothing!
If you are interested in the kidult movement, check out his interview.