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Let us talk about The Arts Part.1

Posted by 白水健寛 on

It's been a long time.

I think it would be nonsensical to unravel the history of Hawaiian shirts here from scratch, so I would like to write a little about [ 22S-The Arts ], which arrived the other day as one of the best items this season.

Nonetheless, there are probably more than a few people who have come across this symbolic brushwork.
that's right. The image source is that "Gauguin Woodcut", which is one of the best masterpieces among the many Hawaiian vintage archives.


The original, which is a bold collage of part of the print work by French painter Paul Gauguin, was created by John Meigs, who established an era as a legendary Hawaiian textile artist in the 1950s.

JOHN MEIGS ©Art of the Aloha Shirt Cannon Art Gallery

Meigs first visited Honolulu as a journalist in the 1930s and became interested in the burgeoning local clothing industry and eventually in textile design.

Eventually, he himself worked as a designer and merchandiser, and is one of the leading contributors to the scene that pushed Hawaiian textiles from mere souvenirs into the realm of art. ( Continued )