M/M, A Retrospective

04.20.2012

ART & DESIGN

Mathias Augustyniak and Michael Amzalag are better known as M/M (Paris), an art and design partnership that was established in 1992. They’ve collaborated with Bjork on her album covers, Kanye West on a line of scarves and with Nicolas Ghesquière on advertising campaigns for Balenciaga. Here, we dig through their archives and turn the mic over to M and M.

Face from the limited edition silk scarves by Kanye West, George Condo and M/M (Paris)

“Kanye West approached us to design his My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album for which we created a series of hand-drawn ornamented frames adorning George Condo’s paintings. Kanye wanted to find a luxurious way of materializing our common creative effort and we suggested making voluptuous silk scarves. This resulted in five full color scarves made of 100% silk twill made in France–each produced in a limited edition of a hundred. The very last few are available through our website.”

CREDIT: M/M (Paris) “FACE” from the limited edition silk scarves by Kanye West, George Condo and M/M (Paris) 2011. 90 x 90 cm (35 x 35″), 100 % twill de soie. Edition of 100 made in France. Courtesy of mmparis.com

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