Sexy, slim and self-aware, the super-chic and ultra-contemporary Once Again Again (GZ191), comes to us live from the advancing front lines of fashion and art. Joining rich concept with rich materials, it captures the intricacy of an information- and image-studded world. Two images of the watch dial are superimposed, blurring the dial like a camera veering out of focus. With its “come again?” quality, the design provides a visual echo of the history of printing, film and photography while merging two perspectives on time. Executed in black and white, Once Again, Again (GZ191), is the perfect balance of complex implications and simple design.
Contemporary Italian artist Norma Jeane works in Milan. Known for her unconventional treatment of biography and gender, she identifies with the quintessential American pop icon whose birth name was Norma Jeane. By borrowing an aspect of the icon’s identity, Norma Jeane becomes an artist without a personal biography beyond her art. Her work plays with a paradoxical view of the body as abstract text, and pushes the borders between reality and fiction. Norma Jeane is known for her intelligent use of pop iconography and for her interest in the body.