Why they are all naked? Have you ever had this thought on seeing a Greek God sculpture? Well, there is someone out there who think in a similar way.
French photographer Leo Caillard has added fashion to the mix for these centuries-old sculptures bringing them up-to-date in an amusingly good-looking way. Hipsters in fashionable Ray Bans, denim shirts and jeans.
His "Hipsters in Stone" series was widely viewed on line & subsequently, since 2012, it has featured in many international art fairs. The body of work reassigns the classical figures of the Louvre's extensive sculpture collection in today's contemporary attire.
'Who is to say that the figures presented in the stone of greek agora were not the greatest representation of the human form known at that time,’ caillard describes. ‘the statues, with their clothes stripped away reveal a magnificence of shape and balance. but what were the greeks wearing when they weren’t posing for sculptors? appearance, in all its many nuances, presents character. one’s dress sense indicates one’s priorities, choices, lifestyle — are you ‘in’ or are you ‘out’? hipster or classic? which tribe are you a member of? which tribe we the men posing for these statues from? hipsters in stone presents a twist on these themes.