• Kidult Tags Maison Martin Margiela
  • Posted 42 months ago by Jack Lowe · Art & Design · 36680 Views
  • Looks like the Parisian graffiti artist Kidult has done his thing again, this time tagging the Maison Marin Margiela store in Belgium and writing "OUR MISERY NOT YOUR'S." Prior to this, Kidult reached the headlines for tagging the Hermes, Louis Vuitton and, most recently, Marc Jacobs stores, causing a lot of debate about whether this was art, mindless vandalism, or even the brand themselves paying Kidult to do it to gain press. Speaking about what he does, Kidult said:

    "All these retail outlets have once used graffiti as a commercial tool to get more money and be 'cool' without knowing anything about the culture. I didn't simply say 'hello' to them. If they really like graffiti, I just gave them what they love."

    Photo: Sarah De Wée

    • he wishes it was art
    • charlene Posted 42 months ago · 147 Reply
    • What an idiot
    • Gino Posted 42 months ago · 158
    • Graffiti is a pure form of expression, timeless, one of the only ones left, depending on how you use it. in this case it is, it´s free, eloquent. Fashion doesnt have any of those simple qualities.
    • kid fan Posted 41 months ago · 165 Reply
    • he says he hates all the hype around "big brands" like martin margiela, its a shame because fashion is just as much an art form as graffiti. he should appreciate the good parts and slag off the bad parts, theres no need to attack EVERYONE. hes clueless. what a pillock!!!
    • joe Posted 42 months ago · 151
    • When the fuck did fashion became an form of art?
    • Chris Posted 41 months ago · 167
    • Your clueless!!!!!!
    • Chris Posted 41 months ago · 151 Reply
    • uggghh this is sick. not even really supposed to be art
    • zibideedingdong Posted 42 months ago · 154 Reply
    • Kidult = an extreme anarchic form of hipster/wanker
    • David Posted 42 months ago · 148
    • true dat
    • p Posted 42 months ago · 169 Reply
    • Funny how somes are trying to get some decency out of self expression here. Also why most of commenters are so eager for giving definitions without having any clue of what is really going on here. On a final note, I think whoever tagged over the wall wrote "love our misery not your's".
    • faterate Posted 42 months ago · 167 Reply
    • i think it's cool.
    • jane Posted 42 months ago · 125 Reply
    • I spot a rogue apostrophe
    • LILI Posted 42 months ago · 138 Reply
    • I normally would call this vandalism, but then I think of all those children working 18 hour shifts in their sweatshops to produce their "art" called fashion, and I think... well... maybe...
    • nina Posted 42 months ago · 136 Reply
    • I think I can appreciate this...I feel like he might be a dick were I to speak to him in real life but I can get behind what he's going for, or at least what he says he is.
    • emma Posted 42 months ago · 123 Reply
    • Why can't people get the language right? Fuck. I'd be totally behind this, but then along comes that rogue apostrophe. Shit matters, people! Stop half-assin' the dismantling of the hegemonic State!
    • Chandler Posted 41 months ago · 158 Reply
    • Who's saying it is art? Not him anyway. It is quite clear what he wrote.
    • kik Posted 41 months ago · 130 Reply
    • Fashion world is out of the streets/any subcultures and can NOT use it's tools and methods for advertising. Graffiti artists shoud LOVE graffiti, and society shoud HATE it! Cheers!
    • Shred Posted 41 months ago · 124 Reply
    • Art.
    • derhecht Posted 41 months ago · 145 Reply
    • If he didn't talk so much BS it would be way more entertaining. Bla bla bla, who cares about the stupid reason he did it. Its 100% more important that it happened.
    • Invoice me Posted 41 months ago · 138
    • yeah, the next attention whore, I guess
    • >M|< Posted 41 months ago · 146 Reply
    • imbrattamuri
    • should Posted 41 months ago · 129 Reply
    • art !
    • kris Posted 41 months ago · 133 Reply
    • FART !
    • knolle Posted 41 months ago · 153 Reply
    • Well, the message outside the building is more art then whats inside, thats for shure! Well done Kidult!
    • Chris Posted 41 months ago · 143 Reply
    • Well, grafitti has its orign in something which does not look like grafitti at all. Not oldschool, neither newschool. This is a message, a tag, a way of saying fuck of. Grafitti, yes it is. Its not a masterpiece, but its a pretty fat tag! Go!
    • Chris Posted 41 months ago · 168 Reply