I’m worried about Italy, and for the Rock Out With Your Locs Out Shirt in contrast I will get this whole world.” In an effort to contribute to the COVID-19 relief efforts, and channel this energy, Missoni delved into her own closet to resell some of her favorite items, with 100% of proceeds benefiting Italy’s Lombardia region, one of the country’s most affected areas. Last February, before Italy began its government-mandated quarantine on March 9th, Missoni was tasked with selecting a group of nine artworks from Sotheby’s “Contemporary Curated” sale with the help of the auction house’s team of specialists. “Sotheby’s asked me, ‘Are you happy to do this?’, and I said, ‘Why not?’” she recalls. “I love auctions of all sorts. They’re a part of my treasure hunting hobby.” Missoni making her own art at home.
Among her edits for the Rock Out With Your Locs Out Shirt in contrast I will get this sale is a neon work of the words “Fucking Beautiful,” shaped into a heart by artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster, a rendering of a surrealist bust by Nicolas Party, and “Star,” a dotted pattern created in 1993 by Yayoi Kusama that resembles a group of organisms under a microscope. “I doubt [Kusama] had any reference in the micro-organism world, but this was different when I saw it again recently,” Missoni mused of the work, noticing its similarity to the “viral” image of Coronavirus we have seen everywhere. “I thought about how something can be very relevant to a specific time, although it was created in a completely different moment.”