Brooklyn, New York – March 22, 2017.
Krink announces WHQ, a book of photographs by Craig Costello produced with the generous support of agnès b. WHQ features portraits of over 50 artists and friends who visited the Krink studio, affectionately referred to as “The WHQ.” It includes a foreword by Stephen Powers. WHQ is a glimpse into a culture of creatives, showcasing their style and personality. Each photograph was made in front of the studio’s door, which became the established set. The door served not only as a static backdrop, but also a colorful, collaborative canvas. Curated by Costello, the door gradually collected the marks left by friends invited to write and draw using Krink markers. The door, now a completed work, will be installed and on view at the agnès b. Galerie Boutique in NYC, opening April 6. Accompanying the installation and release is a new limited edition: WHQ (Wall Vinyl), 2017, ink jet on adhesive vinyl, 83 x 40 inches, edition of 20. A 1:1 representation of the door, WHQ (Wall Vinyl) is a unique edition with a trompe l’oeil effect.
In conjunction, agnès b. and Krink release 3 limited edition t-shirts as part of the Artist’s T-shirt collection, a prestigious, collaborative series established in 1994 and has included artists such as Félix González-Torres, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Harmony Korine. The agnès b. x Krink t-shirts feature designs that are a reflection of the Krink studio, from studio drawings made with Krink markers to original art work by Costello.
A selection of new works on paper by Costello will be exhibited at Galerie Boutique alongside the release of WHQ and collaboration with agnès b. Known for his large-scale, site-specific installations, Costello explores working more contained, limiting himself to the space of his studio and the size of his paper.
Launch event on April 6, 6-9pm at agnès b., Howard St., NYC. Featuring a performance by Boy Harsher; a dark electronic duo producing gritty dance beats infused with ethereal voices, creating a sound that is eerie, intense and incredibly danceable. Open to the public, RSVP here.
Clockwise from left: Andre, Caroline, Kami, Kaisen and Gerald.
About Craig Costello
Craig Costello is the owner and operator of Krink Inc. He is also an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Painting primarily in a large format, he has exhibited in galleries and museums, including Palais De Tokyo (Paris, France), Les Abattoirs (Toulouse, France), Deitch Projects (New York, NY), and Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, CA). Costello has created site-specific works around the globe including Berlin, Paris, Sydney, Taipei, and London. To view more of his work, please visit craigcostello.nyc.
About agnès b.
agnès b. is a privately owned, family-operated French company, founded in 1975 that today includes 282 stores, two contemporary art galleries, and the hybrid art periodical Point d'Ironie. The company recently celebrated the 40-year anniversary of the brand with the publication of agnès b. STYLISTE, a 288-page cloth-bound book that offers a unique look at the agnès b. universe. For more information, please visit agnesb.com.
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