09 October 2013

Miss Wong: forever young

Rian Hughes. Miss Wong, 2001
This 21st-century version of Tretchikoff's Miss Wong was created by British graphic designer, typographer and illustrator Rian Hughes.

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‘Tretchikoff’s art is considered beautiful and evocative – two terms you will rarely hear mentioned by modern fine artists, but that has strong resonance for people in the real world,’ says Rian. ‘Tretchikoff refused to play the art gallery game. What we see displayed in establishment galleries is generally controlled by a self-appointed aesthetic elite who place themselves between the product and the consumer. That’s why I like graphic design and illustration. It’s democratic, it’s art for reproduction. It reaches a wide audience in the same manner that music can, and thus can be a vibrant part of the cultural landscape.’

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