Graffiti Hearts Fashion


In keeping with its decades-long commitment to melding art and fashion, Neiman Marcus adds another acquisition to its vaulted collection. This time, the work is not the expected Lance Letscher canvas or Joe Havel sculpture, but a creation birthed by aerosol action %26mdash; and one which takes over an entire wall of the luxury retailer%26rsquo;s second-floor Cusp department in NorthPark Center. Alongside the edgy fashion showcased in Cusp, Neiman Marcus tapped street-art provocateur Richie Mirando. Mirando, aka Seen, is monikered the %26ldquo;Godfather of Grafitti%26rdquo; %26mdash; a Bronx-born New York master of the 1980s underground scene whose first canvases were MTA subway cars. Now he%26rsquo;s museum collected and internationally exhibited side-by-side with Warhol, Basquiat and Haring. Mirando came to town this past winter to transform a blank wall at Neiman%26rsquo;s into a high-voltage mural concocted from spray paint bearing his trademark amalgamation of riotous text interwoven with color-saturated, often ab-ex imagery. Now on view, and part of the permanent collection, Mirando%26rsquo;s street art is well worth checking out when you acquire your next threads by Diane von Furstenberg, Catherine Malandrino, Rag and Bone or Rachel Zoe. At Neiman Marcus NorthPark.


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