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High Art or High Fashion? This Richard Woods Scarf Has the Best of Both Worlds

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High Art or High Fashion? This Richard Woods Scarf Has the Best of Both Worlds
Logo no 73 designed by Richard Woods

Here’s what you need to know to add this Richard Woodsscarf to your wardrobe (and art collection): 

 

1. Though he originally trained as a sculptor, Woods has made his name by creating surfaces, not statues. His signature technique involves covering everything from tables and chairs to entire houses with his whimsical and near-cartoonish patterns, drawing equally from the worlds of art, architecture, and design.

 

2. Woods cites his childhood growing up in Chester, England as a major influence on his current work, especially the wooden floorboards and 1970’s designs that surrounded him. It seems like the approach has paid off; Woods regularly takes on major commissions from figures including Jeffery Deitch, and has shown his work in prestigious venues like the Royal Academy of Arts and the 2003 Venice Biennale.

 

3. Logo no 73 represents something of a classic Woods work: functional, stylish, and rendered with his distinctive wooden-plank motif. The digital printed silk drape is produced by LRRH_ as part of their Art Edition By series of artist-designed wearables in a limited edition—claim yours before it’s gone!

 

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