Andres Serrano and Richard Kern Collaborate with Altamont Apparel

October 18, 2013

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.

Andres Serrano
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.

Check out the Andres Serrano collaboration here.

Richard Kern Richard Kern was born in North Carolina and has lived and worked in New York City for more than 30 years. Although currently most known as a portrait photographer, in the ‘80s Kern directed short death-punk films that are now recognized as central works of the Cinema of Transgression movement. Kern’s photographs have been published in magazines like Purple, Barely Legal and Vice. He seeks to bring light to the complex, darker sides of human nature with his dry and matter-of-fact approach. For the past 13 years, Kern has devoted himself primarily to gallery shows and his VBS series “Shot By Kern,” that began in 2005. He’s published 11 books. His films and photographs have been exhibited at over 30 solo shows around the world, the MOMA, the Whitney museum and now as part of his Altamont tee collection.

Check out the Richard Kern collaboration here.