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M/M Paris

The art and design partnership of Mathias Augustyniak and Michael Amzalag is best known for its innovative art direction.

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M/M (Paris) is an art and design partnership consisting of Mathias Augustyniak and Michael Amzalag, established in Paris in 1992.

M/M are best known for their art direction and collaborations with musicians (Björk, Madonna, Benjamin Biolay, Etienne Daho, Jean-Louis Murat, Mew, Kanye West); fashion designers (Nicolas Ghesquière, Yohji Yamamoto, Jil Sander, Calvin Klein, Stella McCartney, Riccardo Tisci); magazines (Les Inrockuptibles, Documents sur l'art, Vogue Paris, Purple Fashion, Man About Town; contemporary artists (Pierre Huyghe, Philippe Parreno, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Liam Gillick, Sarah Morris, George Condo).

Amzalag and Augustyniak met as students at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris 1988. Amzalag quit school in 1990, and started working as art director at the music magazine Les Inrockuptibles. Augustyniak continued to study at the Royal College of Art in London, from which he graduated in 1991. Since neither of them were interested in interning or working for an agency or a company, they decided to work together and founded M/M (Paris).

Initially, they worked mainly for the music industry, designing record sleeves, but soon they start working within the worlds of fashion and art. Their first fashion assignment was to design the worldwide launch of Yohji Yamamoto’s Y’s range in 1993.

Since 1996 they have extended their practice through art exhibitions; and have been featured in numerous group shows Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York) and Centre Pompidou (Paris). As artists, they are currently represented by Air de Paris in Paris.

Source: Wikipedia

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