Colette’s newest artist installation in its boutique is a collection called “dearest constellation, sweetest invitation” by Comenius Roethlisberger. The pieces are pretty striking because of the familiarity of the iconic luxury brands portrayed but the amazing thing about these pieces is that they are written using a mix of sugar and cocaine. Is he telling us that the pillars that these brands are built on are as fragile as the sugar & coke cocktail they’re written in? Or perhaps that these brands give the same kind of rush one would get from cocaine or a sugar high? I think it’s safe to say that these pieces have meaning and are commenting on many levels. Here’s what Colette says about the show . . .
Swiss artist Comenius Roethlisberger is frequently said to be provocative through his pieces, doing some extreme choices. His “Dearest constellation, sweetest invitation” installation plays with famous logos of big luxury brands written with a mix of sugar powder and cocaine, all presented in clear polyester resine boxes. Insolence, fantasy, cynicism, his work incriminates imaging, and fashion or advertising shots, letting no one unconcerned.
The installation is on view at Colette on the first floor from February 25th through March 1st. That’s less than a week, so if you’re in Paris I would def go check this out in person.
More images after the jump . . .