Barneys New York Launches Holiday 2016: Love Peace Joy Project

Featuring Exclusive Installations From Nick Cave, Rob Pruitt, Studio Job, Ebony G. Patterson, And Trey Parker And Matt Stone Of Comedy Central’s South Park

Barneys New York, the luxury specialty retailer, announces the launch of its 2016 holiday: Love Peace Joy Project. In the world’s current climate of increasing chaos and divisiveness, Barneys New York brings back the ever-needed presence of Love, Peace and Joy at a time when it is most necessary.barneys-new-york-logo

Celebrated artists has partnered with the retailer to create inventive interpretations of Love, Peace, and Joy, themes that continue to bring people together, especially during the holidays. The artists, who represent a wide range of styles and ideals, include visual and performance artist Nick Cave, contemporary artist Rob Pruitt, artist collective Studio Job, mixed media artist Ebony G. Patterson, and Trey Parker and Matt Stone of Comedy Central‘s South Park.

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Barneys New York’s #LovePeaceJoyProject Holiday Graphic (PRNewsFoto/Barneys New York)



Barneys New York Madison Avenue Holiday Window – Nick Cave

Nick Cave is an internationally celebrated visual and performance artist based in Chicago. He is best-known for his sculptural works called Soundsuits that are performed in as well as exhibited. These mixed-media works include myriad materials and found objects to create visually and audibly dynamic experiences. Cave has received many prestigious awards including the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Year in Review Award, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, and Joyce Award. He also has recently opened the massive and fully immersive installation Until at MASS MoCA.


Barneys New York Madison Avenue Holiday Window – Rob Pruitt

Rob Pruitt is an American post-conceptual artist based in New York City. Pruitt was born in 1964 in Washington, D.C. He studied at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C. and Parsons School of Design in New York. His work has been featured in numerous solo-exhibitions including at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (2015); The Brant Foundation (2015); the Aspen Art Museum (2013); Dallas Contemporary (2011); Freiburg Kunstverein (2012); Le Consortium, Dijon (2002); and group exhibitions at the Tate Modern and Punta Della Dogana/Palazzo Grassi, Venice (both 2009), as well as performance-based projects at the Tate Modern (2009), Guggenheim Museum, New York (2009), and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2013). Pruitt is represented by Gavin Brown’s enterprise and {MDC} Massimo De Carlo. Pruitt has collaborated with Barneys New York previously on a custom bespoke degrade denim event with J Brand jeans and a site-specific mural for the Freds at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills.


Barneys New York Madison Avenue Holiday Window – Studio Job

Led by designers Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel, the Antwerp and Amsterdam-based design and art atelier is known for their fantastical creations which balance the line of art and design. Works by Studio Job have been exhibited internationally at museums such as the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Rijksmuseum, the MAD Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.


Barneys New York Downtown Window – Ebony G. Patterson

Ebony G. Patterson is a Jamaican-born artist that creates highly entrancing, colorful paintings and installations that analyze larger societal issues. Patterson’s work revolves around questions of identity and the body, and takes the form of mixed media paintings, drawings and collages. This season, Patterson’s work is included in the 32nd Bienal de São Paolo, Brazil and her solo exhibition Dead Treez at the Boston University Art Galleries, which travels to the University of Buffalo Gallery in Spring 2017. Patterson is the recipient of many prestigious fellowships, awards and grants, most recently receiving the the 2016 Joan Mitchell Fellowship. Patterson currently lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica, and Lexington, Kentucky.


Barneys New York Madison Avenue Holiday Window – Trey Parker and Matt Stone of Comedy Central’s South Park

Trey Parker and Matt Stone are American writers, directors, producers and songwriters that are best known for co-creating the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning television series, South Park. Now in its 20th Season, South Park remains one of the most powerful forces of social satire on the air today. Parker and Stone are also the co-writers of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical, The Book of Mormon.

We Are Prism Featuring Honnda (Downtown)


Barneys New York Downtown Holiday Window – We Are Prism Featuring Honnda

For the southern downtown window, Barneys New York has partnered with We Are Prism, Elliot Kealoha Blanchard‘s award-winning design and animation studio, to create a custom video representing Love, Peace, and Joy. Bright kaleidoscopic colors, animation and abstracted video footage will be incorporated to create a visual style piece representative of the joyful holiday season using Barneys New York’s signature whimsical tone. The video will be displayed on two 80 inch screens playing the film on a staggered loop, accompanied by an original track by Honnda, a Brooklyn-based video and audio artist.

Evocative of the positive spirit found in Love, Peace and Joy, each artist interprets these themes in a unique and compelling manner. The windows encompass the core aesthetic of each respective artist as the base, but then add another level of innovation that is unique to the Barneys New York partnership, entertaining the viewers with a dynamic viewpoint on Love, Peace and Joy. Products from Studio Job and Nick Cave will also be available starting November 17th, with items ranging from custom lollipops for $18, to silk scarves for $240, and a bronzed stamp mirror for $5,595. This marks the fourth year that Christie® has collaborated on the Barneys New York Holiday Window Displays, helping to actualize the creative concepts and bring the windows to life with advanced visual technology. Christie is a global visual and audio technologies company that is a leader in providing the world’s most advanced projectors, complete system displays, and cinema audio solutions.

In addition to embracing the joyful holiday season at its Madison Avenue flagship, Barneys New York also brings its famed sense of wit and surprise to holiday window culture downtown for the first time in nearly two decades at the new downtown flagship in Chelsea. To further spread Love, Peace, and Joy, the retailer’s newly launched Barneys New York Foundation is debuting the #LovePeaceJoyProject, a crowdsourced social campaign to encourage audiences to share in the seasonal festivities while supporting charitable causes. Continue reading