Alex Israel - Mask for MOCA
by Alex Israel
Mask for MOCA
Produced by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Handmade by Citizens of Humanity in Los Angeles, CA
Sublimation print on 100% polyester micro-fiber with 100% cotton lining
With two detachable soft enamel metal pins with rubber backing.
The masks are designed for comfort and ease of wear without sacrificing on safety. With one closed loop at the top and ties at the bottom, this mask can be put on effortlessly and tied securely when needed. Made with two layers of fabric, featuring a pocket on the inside with open sides, customers can insert their own filter for extra protection.
This mask shape is meant to fit a wide range of faces comfortably and securely, including children over 10 years old.
Alex Israel (b. 1982, Los Angeles, California). For the last decade, Israel’s art has embraced pop-culture as a global language. Trafficking in the invisible stardust of Hollywood and the detritus of film production—backdrops, sets and props—while riding the wave of the Internet and social media—as online talk-show host, eyewear and clothing designer, filmmaker and hologram—Israel’s art practice doubles as a brand, centered around a Southern Californian millennial lifestyle for which his iconic profile-in-shades-logo becomes a sly emblem, mobilized across high-visibility platforms from the worlds of art, entertainment, fashion and tech. Embedded within each of Israel’s endeavors is not only a landscape (of LA) and a portrait (of himself), but a cool and savvy meditation on a world fueled by celebrity, product placement and influence. A sort of sphinx behind dark lenses, the artist provokes an interrogation of the role of contemporary art in this new world.