Perverse provocateurs ToiletPaper are in town with a new pop up
Back in our Autumn/Winter 2014 issue, we invited the twisted twosome behind the hallucinatory ToiletPaper magazine (pop art renegades Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari) to take over Dazed’s back pages art space. From a leather daddy in straps and chains to a woman relaxing with a giant lobster by her side, it was a trippy out journey into a surrealist subconscious. What else would you expect for the duo who see perversion as a “weapon against boredom”?
Now the mavericks have teamed up with design company Seletti for a collection of eclectic items including plates, mugs, and mirrors – perfect for the hyperreal homemaker. Emblazoned on the items are a series of super-saturated prints: men’s suited arms holding lipsticks, a bird pecking insistently at someone’s teeth, a derrière pinched by clothes pegs. Free associate on that.
From today, the collaboration is available exclusively at a pop up in Paul Smith’s Floral Street store. With the legendary British designer not averse to tripping out (see the warped prints and Fear and Loathing vibes that drove his SS15 collection), it’s a match made in psychedelic heaven.
The Paul Smith and ToiletPaper pop-up will be open from 15th April to 6th May at 40-44 Floral Street, Covent Garden.
Look back at the artists’ far out fantasises created for the Autumn/Winter 2014 issue of Dazed below: