Writing is an important part of Coco Capitán’s artistic practice. Her poetic texts and aphorisms, in her characteristic handwriting and with lots of capitals, spelling mistakes and strike-throughs, are not limited to paper and books but have also appeared – thanks to a wide variety of collaborations, including with the Gucci fashion designer Alessandro Michele – in murals, on clothing, and all sorts of other objects. ‘What are we going to do with all this future?’ and ‘Common sense is not so common’ are just two examples of Capitán’s pithy reflections. ‘When considered in tandem with her writing,’ wrote Businessoffashion.com, ‘her output takes on a more culturally pertinent tone, defined by its oscillation between irony and sincerity, naïvité and knowingness, relativism and truth, optimism and doubt.’ Capitán’s musings are both authentic and culturally relevant, thereby adding a unique layer of meaning to her oeuvre, but also – and more literally – to the products she has decorated in this way. Huis Marseille has developed a pencil and a scarf bearing texts by Coco Capitán.
- A blue scarf bearing the text: A BLUE DREAM WITHIN A DREAM IN WHICH I SAIL THE SEA
- 145 x 17 cm
- OEKO-TEX(C) standard 100 certified acrylic
- Ethically produced in Germany