Sunday, November 9, 2014

Art bags and canvas shoulder tote bag of the week

Posted by Amanda Villaruel |
A canvas shoulder tote bag is very popular these days, and comes in different colors and patterns.

I'm lucky to have a cousin who brings gifts from his work place, the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art. Created for art exhibitions, they're not only shopping bags or fashion pieces, but also collector's items.
Canvas tote bags from the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art and Etsy

"Imagine Brazil"

The bag to the left is from the exhibition "Imagine Brazil" where the vibrant, Brazilian contemporary art is in focus. Fourteen young artists have managed to showcase the diversity in Brazilian temporary art, which makes this exhibition quite interesting.

This shoulder bag and two other similar creations were made for the exhibition, and designed by Anne Terada who works in New York, as a photographer, designer and jewelry artist.


To the right, you'll find a nice piece from Etsy, made by the Spanish designer Veronica de Arriba living in Grenada. Browsing through hundreds of tote bags on Etsy, I was suddenly drawn to her bags because of the cute and quirky design. I have to say that she has an eye for details!

I've used the Etsy bag for a while now, and I'm quite impressed with not only its design, but also durability. Even if a cotton tote bag might look fragile, they can in fact withstand a beating.
Canvas shoulder tote bags from Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art
Canvas shoulder tote bags

"Europe, Europe"

Next on the list is the “Europe” art bag, created for an ongoing exhibition about the artists' migration in the continent, and at the same time portraying the interrelationship between European countries. 

So, who is behind the exhibition? Over thirty young artists from different cities including Berlin, Oslo, Lisbon, Paris and London.

Cindy Sherman

You have probably heard about Cindy Sherman? Known for her conceptual portraits, she uses herself as a model and has a way of repulsing and shocking the audience with her art.

Personally, I have a love-hate relationship with her art. Not only does she pose as pin-up girls and movie stars, but also monsters from hell by painting her face and distorting her body. Her art is really good, but also really confusing.

Anyway, the black shopping tote bag above was made for the exhibition “Cindy Sherman - Untitled Horrors”, a co-production between the Astrup Fearnley Museum, the Modern Museum in Stockholm and the Museum of Modern Art in Zurich. 

  • Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art

PS: This website is not affiliated with the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, or Etsy.

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