Rothko 'suicide socks' for sale

May 20 2016

Image of Rothko 'suicide socks' for sale

Picture: artsandclothes.com

There's a website called artsandclothes.com which is, or at least was, selling 'Rothko Socks', described as:

a replica of the pair the great American painter Mark Rothko was wearing at the time of his suicide. Such a tragic event affirms a palette of colours which characterise the artist’s profound existential preoccupations.

Also available are 'non-objective bibs' for EUR 25. The site says:

Arts&Clothes produces clothing accessories based on iconic artists from the 20th century. It explores the myth of the artist by reconsidering processes of production, valuation, distribution and consumption of the art object.

It appears not to be a joke. Though these days you can never tell.

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