I discovered Tauba Auerbach last year while looking at a magazine spread of some famous person's house and noticed a framed print they had in their home. I was immediately drawn.
A calligraphy print of a single letter, but so intricately delicate. I fell in love. Well, truth be told, I fell in love because I thought it would make a great tattoo for me to get on my ribcage. RIGHT?
Upon further research, I learned that the artist is a young woman (27!) originally from San Francisco, who worked as a sign painter before turning to creating
prints original pieces* comprised largely of letters and symbols.
*ETA: I've been enlightened as to the fact that these "prints" are actually drawn by hand (usually ink or acrylic on paper), so each piece is actually an original. I CANNOT BELIEVE!
Thank you to The Avert farm for bringing this to my attention!
"Yes No Morph I"
I was flipping through this month's Vogue last week and lo and behold - she's featured in it! Apparently, she's supposed to be working with Commes des Garcon in creating a line of tshirts. So cool.
Also, notice the necklace she's wearing above. Her own design. I love this woman.
If you're in San Francisco in February, she's supposed to have an exhibit at the SFMOMA.