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Darren Almond - Cultural Tie

Item Code: DA-tie-u
Medium
Cotton, Silk
Signed
Unsigned
Date of Work
2000
Suite
Cultural Ties
Base price $14
Cotton and silk tie manufactured by Ratti, Italy, published for the benefit of UNICEF by Cultural Ties.

Darren Almond was born in Wigan in 1971 and graduated from Winchester School of Art in 1993. Selected group exhibitions include 'Sensation' and 'Apocalypse', both at the Royal Academy, London (1997 and 2000).Almond lives and works in London.
Cultural Ties PortraitCultural Ties – a celebration of cultural diversity, was a global project and the brain child of London art dealer Kapil Jariwala. The brief was for 77 artists from around the world to design neck ties. A limited edition of 300 of each tie were produced for sale worldwide via selected retail outlets, gallery shops and the internet.

It was hoped that the project would raise $1 million for UNICEF, in particular for their clean water programme. The Italian firm Ratti, a major producer of fine textiles for the fashion world, was chosen and the artists’ designs were transformed into shimmering, sensual velvets, taffeta and densely woven jacquard.
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