Tommy Hilfiger’s Limited-Edition Whitney Biennial Tote – The Style of Art
Starting today, to celebrate his role as the official fashion sponsor of the “2010, Whitney Biennial” celebration at the Whitney Museum of American Art, designer Tommy Hilfiger will unveil a special tote featuring imagery from photographer Ari Marcopoulos, whose work will be featured in the Biennial exhibit. The canvas tote, pictured above, is available now at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Tommy Hilfiger Fifth Avenue store in New York City, with 50% of the proceeds from its sale benefiting the Whitney Museum.
Born in the Netherlands and residing in New York since 1980, Marcopoulous has earned a following for his often gritty work, which tends to capture various counterculture phenomena. Take, for example, his iconic photograph of the macarabre skull tattoo on Alice Temple’s back or his kinetic images of snowboarders and skaters all over the world. One of my favorite recent images, which ran in The New York Times features a grunged-out model wearing a Versace Atelier gown paired with dark makeup and black combat boots, sitting atop some steps with her legs spread out and the dress’s skirt bunched up, as a skater performs a jump right above her head. It’s a fashion-y shot, of course, but it’s still true to Marcopoulos’ aesthetic and, like all of his photographs, it manages to lure you in and make you feel like you’re witnessing that moment captured.
To check out Marcopoulos’ work, make sure to swing by the Whitney Biennial exhibit, which runs from February 25th through May 30th. Other artists featured include: Michael Asher, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Erika Vogt, Tam Tran, and Lorraine O’Grady. And, if you want to turn a trip to the museum into a weekend activity, listen to this: Tommy Hilfiger will underwrite admission to the Whitney Biennial this Saturday, February 27th for the first 1,000 visitors, so make sure to visit Tommy.com for all the details on the generous offer.
Tommy Hilfiger x Whitney Museum x Ari Marcopoulos tote, $98. Available at the Tommy Hilfiger Fifth Avenue Store and the Whitney Museum of American Art. VisitTommy.com for details on the tote and Hilfiger’s participation in the Whitney Biennial.