Mana Contemporary presents:
The New York-based street artist Bradley Theodore has painted a series of four large-scale portraits of contemporary fashion icons on the exterior of Mana’s flagship building. For the long-term installation, Theodore chose to render Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington, and André Leon Talley.
Theodore’s deft hand and snapshot style reflects a love for the mingling surface and depth of fashion. New Yorkers will recognize his colorful murals, which began appearing all around the city over the past two years. He regularly depicts, and is most known for, his Lagerfeld and Wintour imagery, showing them solo or deep in conversation. He is consistently inspired by the complexities of personality, art, and visual style, and how these manifest in daily life as a contemporary art form.
Born in Turks and Caicos, Theodore began making graffiti after studying graphic design, and he quickly developed a signature Día de Muertos-esque motif. His murals appear on the streets of New York and worldwide, and past commissions include works for the Wu Tang Clan, Moet, Leica, and Sony, Def Jam, and Universal Records. For more information, visit his website.
Karl Lagerfeld and Anna Wintour by