Several years ago we held an exhibition, curated by Richard Anderson and Alice Cicolini; we called it the Art of Tailoring, a collection of artworks inspired by our craft, by notable artists including Vic Reeves, Colin Self and the late Barry Kamen. The collection received critical acclaim, but more importantly, our customers loved it and it furthered the careers of several young artists, who received commissions.
Working with stylist William Gilchrist, Richard’s latest creative work takes the famous George Segal sculpture The Breadline, and reimagines it as a photograph, with one model, dressed in Richard Anderson clothes and our Ventile raincoats.
Segal first presented The Breadline in Washington in 1997 after initially conceptualising it in 1991. Made from plaster, wood, metal and acrylic paint; the memorial, was created in honour of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, whose economic policies are widely recognised as being what lifted middle America out of poverty following the Great Depression. The Breadline is one part of a set of three artworks, the other two are Fireside Chat and Appalachian Farm Couple.