Purple Diary

[May 18 2010]

Salon94’s uptown space is transformed by Rick Owens in his new exhibition, Pavane for a Dead Princess. Owens realizes his Parisian bedroom within the main floor space set against floor to ceiling windows. The standout piece, an alabaster bed, is practically a contemporary interpretation of a religious altar. Like Owens clothing, there is a play between soft and hard — rough surfaces meeting smooth lines. Mink curtains fall from the ceiling and open into a wood and bronze recamier. Text and photo Juliana Balestin

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