MOCA launches Face Masks from 9 artists including Warhol, Abloh, Kruger, Ono.

MOCA LAUNCHES FACE MASK PROJECT MOCA MASKS (#MOCAmasks) TO BENEFIT MUSEUM
Participating artists include Virgil Abloh, Mark Grotjahn, Alex Israel, Barbara Kruger, Yoko Ono, Catherine Opie, Pipilotti Rist, Hank Willis Thomas, and Andy Warhol Available online moca.org/masks

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) has released a limited-production of artist-designed face masks in response to the COVID-19 safety and health guidelines. The masks are designed by nine participating artists; Virgil Abloh, Mark Grotjahn, Alex Israel, Barbara Kruger, Yoko Ono, Catherine Opie, Pipilotti Rist, Hank Willis Thomas, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts. Many of the masks were exclusively designed by the artists for this project while others represent iconic works from the artists’ catalogue.

“Wearing a mask communicates that you’re mindful of protecting others, your community, and yourself,”

says MOCA Director Klaus Biesenbach.

“I am so grateful to the artists participating in the #MOCAmasks initiative. Being a responsible and caring citizen amongst citizens just became even more beautiful because of these artists’ contributions!”

The masks retail at $28 USD each and are available online via the MOCA Store: moca.org/masks. MOCA Masks is made possible by Los Angeles-based denim brand Citizens of Humanity and MOCA Trustee Karyn Kohl who have donated all production costs so MOCA will benefit from each sale*.The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is proud to offer limited-production, artist-designed face masks in response to the COVID-19 safety and health guidelines. Supporting the museum’s program, MOCA Masks upholds the museum’s commitment to making the experience of art accessible and encouraging the urgency of contemporary expression. The masks are designed by nine participating artists; Virgil Abloh, Mark Grotjahn, Alex Israel, Barbara Kruger, Yoko Ono, Catherine Opie, Pipilotti Rist, Hank Willis Thomas, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts. Many of the masks were exclusively designed by the artists for this project while others represent iconic works from the artists’ catalogue.

In an effort to extend the distribution of the masks, MOCA is partnering with the K11 Group and Qatar Museums. moca.org/masks

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