ELLE India / Did You Know A Shopping Bag Can Also Be A Sculpture?

ELLE India / Did You Know A Shopping Bag Can Also Be A Sculpture?

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Fred Allard is a French iconoclastic artist who is famous for creating sculptures, including the signature ‘Shopping Bag’ that showcases his unique sense of contemporary art expression. 
Post the pandemic, if you find yourself walking down Bond Street in London, be sure to see one of his collections at Galerie Bartoux. 
Fred, who is currently working out of his workshop in the South of France, is fond of artists like Basquiat and Daniel Arsham and is revolutionising the collision of art and fashion by juxtaposing consumer goods and luxury fashion.
Prior to creating his iconic bag sculptures, he started his artistic journey in the 1980s by painting contemporary art. He derived his inspiration from the shape-shifting movement of the Nice School, made famous by César and his compressions, and the inclusions of Arman.
His works soon became collectors’ items that  reflect his signature Punk Paradise aesthetic.

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