Apr 29, 2015
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Sweden's Acne releases book and collection with artist Peter Schlesinger

Apr 29, 2015

That Swedish fashion brand Acne Studios likes art comes as no surprise for those who have read its Acne Paper. But now the brand has entered the art book publishing market with new monograph "Peter Schlesinger Sculpture."

The book is the result of Schlesinger's friendship with Acne founder Jonny Johansson, which came about through Schlesinger's many collaborations with Acne Paper. "Sculpture" will feature a pictorial history of more than 150 of Schlesinger’s work, dating from the late 1980s to the present.


In addition to the book, Acne is launching a collection of silk pyjamas, a favourite garment of Schlesinger's. The clothes were designed by Johansson, based on prints drawn by Schlesinger.

"The collaboration with Jonny has been inspiring on many levels. His free spirit has opened up possibilities and directions I would not necessarily have found. It is creativity at its most generous," Schlesinger said.

"Peter is both a great friend of mine and also someone whose work I have admired for a long time. He is honest in everything he does, creating work that is both brutal and fragile, tribal and sophisticated, historical and modern, all at the same time. I'm proud that Acne Studios is launching this book to coincide with his exhibition of ceramics, and it has been a pleasure to collaborate with him on a collection of pyjamas for us featuring his amazing prints," Johansson said.

The capsule collection will be available online and exclusively in the Acne stores on Greene Street, NY; Eastern Columbia Building, LA; Dover Street, London; Quai Voltaire, Paris; and Norrmalmstorg, Stockholm.

It launches on April 29.

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