vendredi 24 septembre 2010


Dan Colen Credits: Terry Richardson for Sisley
Brad Kahlhamer Credits: Terry Richardson for Sisley
Nate Lowman Credits: Terry Richardson for Sisley
Lee Quinones Credits: Terry Richardson for Sisley

18 customized motorcycle jackets by 17 pop artists of the contemporary art scene

A project curated by Glenn O’Brien to be launched at a gala exhibition during Milan Fashion Week, before being exhibited at and sold to benefit The Andy Warhol Museum.
Auction at Christie’s in New York on November 8

Sisley, the Italian fashion brand of the Benetton Group, announces an exhibition and auction of motorcycle jackets specially painted by leading fine artists, benefiting The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. The project, curated by Glenn O’Brien - eighteen jackets by seventeen artists - will be unveiled on September 22nd at a gala exhibition at Palazzo Bovara, Corso Venezia, 51, during Milan Fashion Week. Then will travel to The Andy Warhol Museum where they will be on exhibit in October, culminating in the museum’s fifteenth anniversary party titled "Film, Fame and Fifteen Minutes" on October 30. A live auction of a selected number of jackets will be held at Christie’s in New York on November 8th, in coordination with the online auction, starting September 22 on, in order to facilitate international bidding.

"The culture of image, design and art has always been central to our Group,"commented Alessandro Benetton, Executive Deputy Chairman of Benetton Group. "The works of these contemporary artists affirm, in the name of Warhol, an idea of art in its time, an aesthetic process immersed in reality, in tune with the values of Sisley, a strikingly fresh and distinctive brand."

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