We recently stumbled across a surprising take on the abiding tradition of animal skin rugs. New York based artist [ Joshua Longo‘s ] monster skin rug had us in raptures; we had to find out more. Turns out Joshua is a multi-disciplinary artist with a whole array of disturbing little characters behind him. But who were these big-mouthed, no-eyed little freaks? We spoke to Mr Longo to get the full story.
Misbehaving is the name that New York celebrity milliner, Mr John, gave to the ensemble of leopard skin and velour toque hat, fox stole and matching gloves depicted in this phototgraph. The photograph was part of a press release consisting of two booklets and four photographic prints for Mr John’s Regency Collection for Autumn and Winter 1957.
My best friend & myself came across this funky poster & our lives were never the same... we laughed hysterically ... to us, so not sexy ... then & now! But, it has most definitely been burned in my brain!