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Artist Eddie Kang THE LOVELESS COLLECTION GOES GLOBAL WITH MCM AND BRINGS US ALL TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER~ BY RACHEL VANCELET TE

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rtist Eddie Kang worldwide tour has been exploding with his lively color pal-ettes and inspiration from dreams and childhood memories, taking the fashion and art world by storm! His creative process captures images from “teddies in the woods” to his very special “childhood dog|.”Kang’s artworks, often colorful and dreamy derive from philosophical stories which he creates based on life’s reflec-tions. Kang created a series of works to express his desire to escape, his courage to dream, and his ability to think beyond for which adults and children alike can find an escape passage. One can see art meets fashion, magic happens! Born in 1980, Eddie Kang obtained a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Rhode Island School of Design in the U.S.A. in 2003. With multiple solo exhibitions worldwide, he has tackled Seoul,

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Taipei, Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, New York, Venice and more. This global sensation has been a popular artist among corporate and international brands, such as Amore Pacific, Paul Smith, Fuji Bike, and many more. Kang’s most recent collaboration in 2018 was with the mega brand MCM, a collaboration which charmed audiences and provided a first-hand view of how art and fashion can merge to the masses with unique and charming cross-overs. Christina Kang, art collector and power art advisor in Korea, known for her work with famous art-ist such KAWS and others, has been championing the artist globally and took us on a very intimate view of one his first exhibitions with MCM in Seoul Korea. Bravo star Lisa Vanderpump, and other noted celebrities championed the artist with a capsule collaboration with a special event at Vanderpump Dogs in Los Angeles. Bringing awareness to rescuing animals worldwide was at the heart of the collaboration, with the collection selling out in a heartbeat! With“Loveless Collection” Kang continues brings audiences back to the heart of the matter and exploration of our most cherished childhood memories. It can make one smile a little longer with items such as fun t-shirts, handbags and stuffed animals and more! Kang is for sure one to watch for the next pop-up sensa-tion as he sells out in a heartbeat!

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Metropolitan Magazine MAY 2019  

Metropolitan Magazine MAY 2019  

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