Currency of Color

Posted on December 10, 2008 Under Fashion

Tanner McAuley grew up in a unique environment. His godfather just happened to be Bob Guccione, Penthouse founder and renouned art collector. Surrounded by the works of masters like Degas, Picasso, Van Gogh and Dali, McAuley developed an appreciation for fine art and free speech. Both of those subjects contribute heavily to his knack for decorative flair displayed via the Currency of Color line of tees he co-founded with fellow curator Francisco Serrano. Each creation melds elements of classic works of art with more recent themes in the current pop and political culture landscape. One devilishly clever design takes aim at our nation’s current financial woes by borrowing a blinded George Washington from the dollar bill, sprinkled with some envious classical looking angels, and accompanied by the phrase “In Debt We Trust.”  The various emblazoned designs make bold statements while serving as wearable exhibits that truly serve as an example of a “modern canvas seduced by antiquity.”