In the Heart of the Multitude

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On September 19, 2013, Prada presents In the Heart of the Multitude, a new project in the long tradition of creative collaborations. As part of the environment for the Spring/Summer 14 Women's fashion show, Prada invited muralists Miles “El Mac” MacGregor, Mesa, Gabriel Specter, and Stinkfish, and illustrators Jeanne Detallante and Pierre Mornet, to engage themes of femininity, representation, power, and multiplicity on the walls of the Via Fogazzaro show space in Milan.

 

©For their works:

El Mac, Mesa, Gabriel Specter, Stinkfish, Jeanne Detallante, Pierre Mornet
Jeanne Detallante painted by Zamoc
Pierre Mornet painted by Ozmo

©Photography: Attilio MaranzanoJeanne Detallante painted by Zamoc

 
 
 

Director's Cut / Prada Headquarter
Via Fogazzaro 36, Milan / 09.19.2013

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Gabriel Specter

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Gabriel Specter

Gabriel Specter is a Brooklyn-based artist recognized for taking an anthropological approach to his work. His paintings and sculptures contextualize the urban mundane and marginalized aspects of our population, and document the changing present by looking to the past. Specter is known for site-specific installations that revitalize forgotten places. Having created public artworks in cities like Tokyo, London, Paris, Mexico City and Saint Petersburg, his style and commitment are recognized worldwide.

 
 

Gabriel Specter / Prada Headquarter
Via Fogazzaro 36, Milan / 09.19.2013

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El Mac

El Mac

Miles “El Mac” MacGregor lives and works in Los Angeles. Born in 1980, Mac was inspired at a young age by Caravaggio, Vermeer, and Klimt, graffiti and photorealism, and Chicano & Mexican culture. In 1999 he began to paint portraits of his friends and anonymous Mexican laborers throughout the American Southwest as well as large technicolor aerosol interpretations of old European master paintings. In 2003 the Groeninge Museum commissioned El Mac to interpret Flemish Primitive paintings from its museum’s collection through his murals. He has been commissioned to paint murals across the US and around the world and has exhibited internationally at Art Basel, Miami; MARCO, Monterrey; Fifty24SF Gallery, San Francisco; Joshua Liner Gallery, NYC; and the Havana Biennial, Cuba.

 
 

El Mac / Prada Headquarter
Via Fogazzaro 36, Milan / 09.19.2013

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Mesa

Mesa

Mesa began his career as an urban artist painting graffiti in his hometown of El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain. After graduating from Santa Isabel de Hungria Fine Arts University in Seville, he has been commissioned to paint murals throughout Spain, Athens, Berlin, Paris, Italy and Africa. He is dedicated to painting and has participated in various exhibitions in Paris, Berlin and Seville.

 
 

Mesa / Prada Headquarter
36 Fogazzaro Milano / 19.09.2013

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Pierre Mornet

Pierre Mornet

Pierre Mornet vive e lavora a Parigi. Nato nel 1972, ha studiato graphic design e presentato la sua prima mostra nel 1994. Particolarmente interessato all’illustrazione, Pierre ha pubblicato quattro libri per bambini e disegnato molte copertine. Le sue opere sono spesso presenti sulla stampa e nella pubblicità e vengono regolarmente esposte nelle gallerie d’arte, con una personale prevista nel 2014. Dal 2009 Pierre disegna il manifesto dell’Opera di Lille. E’ autore e illustratore di un nuovo libro per bambini intitolato L'anniversaire, che uscirà in ottobre con Autrement.

 
 

Pierre Mornet / Prada Headquarter
Via Fogazzaro 36, Milan / 09.19.2013

 

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Stinkfish

Stinkfish

Stinkfish was born in Mexico City and currently lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia. Recognized internationally for his large, colorful murals, Stinkfish works from photographs of local people that he takes at the street and later turns into stencils that will form part of the finished work mixed with freehand style. His work can be seen in Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, Guatemala, Spain, Germany, UK, France, Holland, Austria and Nepal.

 
 

Stinkfish / Prada Headquarter
Via Fogazzaro 36, Milan / 09.19.2013

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Jeanne Detallante

Jeanne Detallante

Jeanne Detallante has developed a highly personal and instantly recognizable style over the years, which is equally dazzling and grotesque. Exploring archetypes of myths, fairy-tales and high-end fashion magazines, Detallante creates unsettling and fascinating dream worlds. Her work has been commissioned by Shiseido, MTV, W Hotels, Cointreau, and Sony Japan and appeared editorially in Nowness, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vogue (UK, Brazil, Japan, Paris, Italy), Blend, Fantastic Man, L’Officiel, Le Fooding, and Citizen K.

 
 

Jeanne Detallante / Prada Headquarter
Via Fogazzaro 36, Milan / 09.19.2013

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