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Seller Notes: excellent Condition. 1979 Original Artwork, Hand Sketched by Rick Owens, the Fashion Designer. Hand Signed. Extremely RARE! Very Early Art work by Rick Owens. Great investment piece. "The Paris-based American fashion designer Rick Owens enjoys prominence in the international fashion world. His edgy, rough-hewn designs are sometimes described as glunge [glamour + grunge], and are worn by the likes of Courtney Love, Madonna and Helena Bonham Carter. Owens sells tens of millions of dollars worth of clothes each year, in 250+ high-end fashion stores around the world."
The American, Paris-based Fashion Designer - Extremely RARE!!! Artwork is Hand Signed. Very Early Art work by Rick Owens. One of a Kind! Great investment!
Artist: Rick Owens
Medium: Charcoal & Colored & Wax Pencils
COA: Certificate of Authenticity included
Frame size: approx. 17" x 18 1/2"
Originality: Original Listed By: Owner - Collector
Type: Single-Piece Work - hand drawn by artist
"The Paris-based American fashion designer Rick Owens enjoys prominence in the international fashion world. His edgy, rough-hewn designs are sometimes described as glunge [glamour + grunge], and are worn by the likes of Courtney Love, Madonna and Helena Bonham Carter.
Some of his pieces were used to create the look for Emily Blunts character in the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada.
Owens sells tens of millions of dollars worth of clothes each year, in 250+ high-end fashion stores around the world."
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Rick Owens - on Wikipedia.com
Born, Richard Saturnino Owens (born November 18, 1962),
known as Rick Owens, is an American fashion designer from Porterville, California
Rick currently lives in Paris
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, 2007,
Fashion Group International Rule Breaker Award, 2007,
CFDA Perry Ellis Emerging Talent Award, 2002
"Rick Owens is a truly legendary designer and one with an unmatched sense of humor. We look back at some of the iconic creatives most outrageous moments. Rick Owens is no stranger to controversy. Each collection the legendary American-born, Paris-based designer unveils seems to be met with a headline-grabbing event of some sort. The man himself has made it clear that he is not one to play by the rules; his 2011 Rizzoli book contains the absolutely fantastic line I would lay a black glittering turd on the white landscape of conformity.While Ricks ground breaking and esoteric collections have influenced countless designers and found love everywhere from obscure boutiques to hip hop superstars, his many tongue-in-cheek antics prove time and again that being a legendary fashion designer doesnt mean you cant have a sense of humor. With that in mind, heres a breakdown of ten of the most outrageous moments in the Dark Lords long and illustrious career which shows no sign of slowing down, if his brands estimated $140 million revenue is anything to go by. Long may he reign."
Pitti Uomo Statues
"In 2006 Rick commissioned the experts at Madame Tussauds to create a series of wax statues bearing his likeness. The first statue went to Pitti Uomos Imagine trade show, and in true to form, depicted a naked Owens urinating on the floor. The statue has since been covered up (sort of) and lives in the designers Paris flagship, while further stores would feature doppelgängers with Godzilla-style tails. At a certain point in his life, when he reaches a level of stature, a man commissions his portrait to go over the fireplace, Owens commented Its a classical tradition, but I thought Id do it in wax because thats funnier. Its my Dorian Gray moment.
"Not just confined to esoteric fashion, the world of Rick Owens extends into a pretty considerable line of furniture. Centerpiece of which was this mixed alabaster and marble bed which took three days to install at the designers first furniture exhibition in 2010, before promptly selling for $216,000.
Of course, marble isnt exactly the softest of materials out there but this is Rick Owens, after all." "For more from the Dark Lord, check out our street style report from his latest Paris fashion show."
"The Paris-based American fashion designer Rick Owens enjoys prominence in the international fashion world. His edgy, rough-hewn designs are sometimes described as glunge [glamour + grunge], and are worn by the likes of Courtney Love, Madonna and Helena Bonham Carter. Owens sells tens of millions of dollars worth of clothes each year, in 250+ high-end fashion stores around the world."
Think of Rick Owens as the Ben Franklin of fashion, writes Fashion Wire Daily Paris, an American in Paris, a novel inventor, a rabid iconoclast, and an individualist blessed, or blemished, with the whiff of the sexually perverse. Admired at home in the United States, both were hailed in Paris Franklin for his sharp wit and fertile mind, Owens for his unique vision and successful resuscitation of nearly moribund fur label Revillon. Though they arrived as celebrities in Paris, touted as influential players in the métier of choice, they both came from modest backgrounds Benjamin from Massachusetts and Rick from Porterville, California.
"After Otis, Owens did knock-offs in L.A. before cutting patterns at a sportswear company owned by his now-wife Michele Lamy. He started selling his designs at Charles Gallay, and a few years later had negotiated a contract with Maxfield; by 1999, his line was a top seller at Barneys. In 2001, he signed a distribution deal with an Italian agency, and an Annie Leibovitz spread in Vogue further propelled his career. In 2002, he won the Council of Fashion Designers of America Perry Ellis Emerging Talent Award. Owens began his longstanding collaboration with stylist, Panos Yiapanis, and showed his first runway collection in New York in 2002. Since 2003, he has worked out of Paris where he doubly serves as creative director for the furrier Revillon.
Some of his pieces were used to create the look for Emily Blunts character in the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada. Owens was awarded a Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, and his second store in New York's Tribeca district opened in 2008." With each new favorable notice, writes The New Yorker, Owens seems more determined to prove his independence from the fashion establishment. He doesnt worry that his provocativeness will alienate customers or critics. [And though] he gives few interviews, doesnt employ a publicist, and has never advertised his line, his diffidence seems to only enhance his cachet among fashion editors and insiders.
I have a simple long silhouette that I started out with, says Owens in Image Gallery, and still sell those same pieces the most since day one of my business. These are my foundations. But each season allows me to experiment with some new proportions to refresh my foundation."
My look is about an appreciation of teenage angst without actually having the angst, he has been known to say, and compares his style to a Brancusi sculpture: (Just) a slab of metal on a hunk of wood, but it's about the right piece of metal, the right hunk of wood and the perfect gesture.