LA's MOCA Releases Artist-Designed Face Coverings, From Virgil Abloh to Barbara Kruger
With proceeds going toward’s MOCA’s operations amid the ongoing pandemic.
As numerous brands such as Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack are rolling out items like face coverings in light of the ongoing pandemic, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles has now released a series of limited-edition masks designed by artists. The lineup features a total of nine creatives, including Virgil Abloh, Barbara Kruger, Yoko Ono and The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts.
Handmade by LA-based denim brand Citizens of Humanity, the designs highlight MOCA’s commitment to making art more accessible and encouraging contemporary expression. Mostly arriving in 100 percent cotton, the coverings feature two layers of fabric with a pocket, where wearers can insert their own filters. With a closed loop at the top and two loose straps on the bottom, customers can adjust the masks as needed.
Featured designs include Barbara Kruger’s signature white text atop a bold red background reading “BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY,” while Virgil Abloh’s iteration boasts text in the designer’s quotation marks. The collection is rounded off with Pipilotti Rist‘s Smart Yuji and Alex Israel‘s Sky Backdrop.
Proceeds from sales will go towards MOCA’s operations, while Citizens of Humanity has donated all of its production costs. Priced at $28 USD each, the masks are available for purchase over at the museum’s web store as well as K11 MUSEA, which also includes an exclusive sunset palette design by Alex Israel.