Maison Margiela Collaboration with Artist Wickerham & Lomax

Maison Margiela Collaboration with Wickerham & Lomax

Maison Margiela’s New York Flagship Continues Its Tie-In To Art

Maison Margiela will feature a special project art installation by art collaborative Wickerham & Lomax at its Crosby Street store in Soho, New York City.

Wickerham & Lomax

The artwork will be on view to the public from Thursday, October 28th until Friday, January 7th, 2022 from 11am – 7PM daily at 1 Crosby Street.

The theme of this project is a nod to author Ursula K. Le Guin’s essay “the carrier bag theory of fiction”, critiquing “the thrust and parry of heroic narrativity, touting the tote, as opposed to weaponry, as the most significant human—and, metaphorically, literary—invention”.

The work by Wickerham & Lomax at Maison Margiela Crosby Street is comprised of multiple depictions of a bag, ranging in complexity from the tote bag to the luxury product, with each titled after and dedicated to a defunct Gay bar in the artists’ hometown of Baltimore, Maryland.

Each piece is a direct UV print on mirror and housed in a wooden artist frame with furniture handles installed on its sides to reference the handles of a bag. Shown together, the works are one in an edition of two, with 1/2 sold as individual works and 2/2 sold as a set.