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Today my rep asked me if I would like to participate in a pop-up store called THE METAL SHOP curated by an arts organization called Performa. Performa is the first non-profit visual and performance art organization in NYC with board members including RoseLee Goldberg, Yoko Ono, Cindy Sherman and many world-renowned artists. This year, along with the Bauhaus inspired Metal Ball, they are launching a pop-up store which will take place at the Issey Miyake Tribeca Flagship store, where there are a lot of metal architectural designs and fixtures…In the shop they have asked various artists & designers to provide them with metallic pieces of art, clothing or accessories. Today is October 27th…can I have something ready by November 6th?!

They have asked me to show some of my jewelry. The pieces will be on sale in the pop-up shop on consignment. I provide a wholesale price & they add on a small percentage, thus if the piece sells, they will donate their small percentage to their foundation and the designers take their share. As well as a good amount of press. A win-win situation for all. It seems to be getting a lot of attention & I am anxious to have some of my work in the shop- and in Issey Miyake‘s flagship store? It’s amazing! He is one of the most innovative artists designing clothing…I have this book called Radical Fashion, the pages full of my most favorite designers, and he has a spread of an amazing installation he did with gigantic rolls of knitwear he designed- look it up! I believe the accompanying installations are at the V&A Museum in London at the moment. Oh, the Chanel Pod has arrived in Central Park, has anyone been? I am trying to find the time to check it out myself.

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    Oct 28, 2008, 06.20 PMby gedwoods

    Congratulations Alison, on being asked to take part in this really interesting enterprise. I hope you’ll be sharing some photos of things you plan to include in the shop, if you will be allowed to. There are so many interesting new ventures emerging right now, it’s fun for you to be right in the middle of things!

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