• Kidult Tags Maison Martin Margiela
  • Posted 32 months ago by Jack Lowe · Art & Design · 28826 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 32 months ago · 69 Reply
    • What an idiot
    • Gino Posted 32 months ago · 76
    • 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 31 months ago · 80 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 32 months ago · 72
    • When the fuck did fashion became an form of art?
    • Chris Posted 31 months ago · 88
    • Your clueless!!!!!!
    • Chris Posted 31 months ago · 73 Reply
    • uggghh this is sick. not even really supposed to be art
    • zibideedingdong Posted 32 months ago · 80 Reply
    • Kidult = an extreme anarchic form of hipster/wanker
    • David Posted 32 months ago · 74
    • true dat
    • p Posted 32 months ago · 82 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 32 months ago · 99 Reply
    • i think it's cool.
    • jane Posted 32 months ago · 59 Reply
    • I spot a rogue apostrophe
    • LILI Posted 32 months ago · 72 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 32 months ago · 68 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 32 months ago · 63 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 32 months ago · 74 Reply
    • Who's saying it is art? Not him anyway. It is quite clear what he wrote.
    • kik Posted 32 months ago · 59 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 32 months ago · 58 Reply
    • Art.
    • derhecht Posted 32 months ago · 79 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 32 months ago · 80
    • yeah, the next attention whore, I guess
    • >M|< Posted 32 months ago · 67 Reply
    • imbrattamuri
    • should Posted 32 months ago · 62 Reply
    • art !
    • kris Posted 32 months ago · 65 Reply
    • FART !
    • knolle Posted 32 months ago · 83 Reply
    • Well, the message outside the building is more art then whats inside, thats for shure! Well done Kidult!
    • Chris Posted 31 months ago · 74 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 31 months ago · 86 Reply