Wednesday, February 17th 7 PM EST
Angel Orensanz Center
172 Norfolk St, New York, New York 10002
One of a kind painted coats by Suzan Pitt will be featured at New York Fashion Week on the runway in collaboration with the House of Byfield collection.
“I think of my painted coats as animated objects which can move about in the world- walking in the street, sitting at a bar, coming through a doorway, emerging from a car... Each coat is like no other- they are one of a kind artworks you can wear or hang on the wall. I'm inspired by images from popular culture (comics, advertising, historical paintings, trash and lettering found everywhere)and images from my films and watercolors. I love to juxtapose multiple images to create a chain of association to the viewer, much like my paintings but simpler- and I hope a coat will make someone happy- that the positive energy from the coat will surround the wearer and surprise those who see it.”
Suzan Pitt is an internationally acclaimed artist whose paintings and animated films are in many private collections and museums including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Ludwig Museum in Germany. She has had major exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Stedlijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Venice Biennale. Pitt has designed sets and costumes for two major opera productions in Germany which were the first operas to include animated images for the stage. Suzan Pitt was perhaps the first artist to create one of a kind painted art coats beginning in 1984.