Forthcoming: Jeffrey Gibson Collaboration

We’re pleased to announce an original collection from artist Jeffrey Gibson (Whitney Biennial 2019, MacArthur Fellowship 2019). The limited-edition line will include footwear, unisex garments, and women’s dresses; all clothing will be manufactured in the United States. Initial pieces will be shared in late 2019/early 2020.

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MASS MoCA 20th Celebration

We were on hand to partake in the 20th birthday for the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and it was joyous to say the least. Artist collaborator Vincent Valdez was included in the group show, “Suffering from Realness” curated by Denise Markonish, featuring Jeffrey Gibson, Adriana Corral, Christopher Mir, Joey Fauerso, Robert Longo, Titus Kaphar, Jennifer Karady, Hayv Kahraman, MPA, Allison Schulnick, Keith Sklar, Robert Taplin, Wangechi Mutu, and Anthony Aziz/Sammy Cucher.

Annie Lennox also made her museum debut with the exhibit, “Now I let you go…” and capped it off with a musical performance. She left with a pair of our SAVEDx Valdez editions and we were pleased to see our installation at HARDWARE: The MASS MoCA Store standing strong. We look forward to getting back up to the Berkshires to take in more of this incredible institution and the surrounding landscape.

 
Annie Lennox with her SAVEDx VALDEZ editions, artist Vincent Valdez, SAVEDx founder Todd Widell, and artist Adriana Corral.

Annie Lennox with her SAVEDx VALDEZ editions, artist Vincent Valdez, SAVEDx founder Todd Widell, and artist Adriana Corral.

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Debut at MASS MoCA

SAVEDx made its debut at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in early 2019. The custom installation for our SAVEDx VALDEZ series from artist Vincent Valdez is featured at HARDWARE: The MASS MoCA Store in conjunction with Valdez’s inclusion to Suffering from Realness [curated by Denise Markonish]. Based on the Valdez painting, Till Then (canvas/oil, 2015), the limited-edition shoes can be purchased via MASS MoCA and select museums for the remainder of 2019. A portion of proceeds will help fund the Smithsonian Undergraduate Internship Program.

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Debut at L.A. Market/Summer 2019

Jan. 14-16, 2018 marks the debut for SAVEDx at LA Market. We were fortunate to be a featured designer at Findings Showroom, home to Ulla Johnson, Xirena, Velvet by Graham & Spencer, Isabel Marant Étoile, and Birds of Paradis. Our thanks go out to the Findings team and all those who stopped by to show their interest & support. More to come~

Vincent Valdez Introduces First Edition from SAVEDx

An engaging conversation at The Blanton Museum of Art between NPR's Maria Hinojosa and SAVEDx Partner Artist Vincent Valdez concluded with a gift of our first edition, Till Then. Per Maria, "It was a light moment in an otherwise very serious conversation about artists, art, social justice, hyper-realism, racism, changing the narrative, owning your voice & spirit of an artist who never gives up."

Catch the entire interview regarding Vincent's controversial piece, The City, below. [The shoes make an appearance in the last couple minutes of the video]

NPR's Susan Stamberg interviews Valdez at the McNay Museum

Susan Stamberg of NPR will interview Vincent at the McNay Museum in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, June 1, 2018. 

The host of NPR’s "All Things Considered," Susan Stamberg has conducted thousands of interviews with world leaders, writers, and world-renowned artists. For this conversation, Stamberg turns her attention to Vincent Valdez and his paintings including The Strangest Fruit (#9). In the conversation, Stamberg and Valdez will discuss the latter's evolution as an artist and his recent work that examines and responds to contemporary life in America.

Tickets for Considering Art: A Conversation with Susan Stamberg & Vincent Valdez are $30 for McNay and TPR members and $40 for non-members. Ticket includes a cocktail reception after the program.

Considering Art: A Conversation with Susan Stamberg & Vincent Valdez
Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, June 1, 2018

$30 TPR and McNay Members│$40 Non-Members │ $50 Door

https://www.mcnayart.org/events/event/considering-art-susan-stamberg-vincent-valdez

Collaboration Profile 001: Vincent Valdez

In large part, the impetus for starting SAVEDX stemmed from multiple conversations & collaborations with artist Vincent Valdez. Raised in San Antonio, he went on to study at the Rhode Island School of Design and has since lead an incredible journey in the art world/cultural landscape. His permanent works are included in esteemed private collections and museums around the globe....cont'd

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Part One: Soles

SAVEDx was born from discussions and collaborations alongside people from the art world, fashion/trade, start-up communities and cause-driven organizations. We grasp the world doesn't need a new clothing line, but we do believe in the opportunity to affect change and positively impact art education. Everyone on our team believes art has inspired our daily endeavors, if not saved us entirely. We hope our designs spark joy for a select few and, more importantly, we look forward to contributing heartily to arts organizations and children alike!

 

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