3:13 PM PDT 9/29/2017 by Lesley McKenzie
Alison Mosshart was photographed by Sami Drasin at Maxfield in Los Angeles on Sept. 26, 2017.
"LNA made this jacket for me. But the really cool thing about it is, not only is it a great leather jacket, but they gave it to me blank. I gave it to my friend Dana Louise Kirkpatrick — one of my favorite painters ever — and she painted all over it for me. She asked me to make a list of all my favorite things I just wrote a list it was like a poem. It had some song lyrics on it, and the car from [the film] Vanishing Point, which is a 1971 Dodge Challenger. That made me obsessed with that car. It made me buy two of them now. My whole life is all over the jacket. It’s really special to me."
By request MusiCares receives a hand painted custom leather jacket available forauction January 26th, 2018 at Radio City Music Hall.
Dana Louise Kirkpatrick’s Basel hit list. Plus, what it was like to see her own work hanging.
By: Laurel Pantin
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Most artists start with a blank canvas. Dana Louise Kirkpatrick uses whatever she can get her hands on. Known for her intriguing use of mixed materials, Kirkpatrick’s impactful artwork utilizes everything from old newspaper to leather jackets. Her ability to create art on just about any medium has earned attention from key players in the fashion and beauty industry, who have worked in partnership with Kirkpatrick to leverage her powerful designs for their campaigns. But it might surprise you to know that the artist’s trademark use of avant-garde materials actually started out of necessity. Read More