SO2 PART 1
It’s Jackie Kennedy as you’ve never seen her!
The former US first lady, as well as global fashion icon Naomi Campbell and Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway, are among those whose faces Jamaican-born, Milan-based multimedia artist Hugh “Flowerheadz” Findletar has reimagined as glass vases. His latest creations will be on display at Bergdorf Goodman in Midtown Manhattan, as part of a group art show hosted by the Spaceless Gallery in the department store’s home décor section.
Other notable New Yorkers like Billie Holiday and Patricia Field, the merchant-turned-Sex and the City costume designer, are also included.
Findletar works out of glassblowing workshops on Murano, the Italian island near Venice known for its centuries-old glass industry. He typically works with five other artisans to create each vase.
In a recent interview with The New York Times, Findletar, who preaches amore shared that he sees making the flowerheadz vases as a way of trying to repopulate the planet with “my people of every colour, even green”.
Marina Prada, the sister of Miuccia Prada, fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, King Mohammed VI of Morocco, and philanthropist Suzanne McFayden are a few of his devotees
The show opens on Tuesday, September 5, 5:00-7:00 pm, and runs until October 22.