Altamont Apparel announced two collaborations this season, one with one of America's most mythologized contemporary artists, Andres Serrano, and the other with highly acclaimed photographer Richard Kern.
The collaborative project between Altamont Apparel and Andres Serrano merges two entities not so obviously paired, by bringing to the public clothing with a statement. They have chosen four images from the archives of Serrano’s work that they felt would create a motion in, not only the design world, but with artists alike. To many Serrano is the man responsible for Piss Christ and a national scandal over government funding of controversial art. For those who look beyond headlines, he’s a highly accomplished and ever-evolving photographic artist showing us the ordinary in extraordinary ways. With his post-Piss Christ Series, Nomads, he made a studio portraits of New York's ethnic homeless and Juxtaposed them with members of the Ku Klux Klan. In the Morgue series, he dissected violent death and found the human thread on the coroners slab, while a history of sex explored the human mating urge in its infinite variety.