Breast Stupas Valentino by Pinaree Sanpitak
9 Jan 2023
In conjunction with the inaugural edition of ART SG as part of Singapore Art Week 2023, Maison Valentino introduces a special collaboration with renowned Thai artist Pinaree Sanpitak.
A dialogue is ignited between the Maison’s exploration of the body through the Valentino Toile lconographe and Sanpitak’s unique and multi-faceted approach where the female breast is a recurring point of reference; a vessel of experience, perception and the sense of the body in space.
Sanpitak’s Breast Stupas Valentino continues her exploration of the bodily form as a vessel of experience, perception, and the sense of the body in space. Using the Valentino Toile Iconographe, her new sculptures stand in stark contrast to the stainless steel Breast Stupa Topiaries (2013), their grand majestic form is soft to touch but they take space and carries with it an additional layer on the surface, one that signifies beauty and liberation, embedded in the interwoven logo of Maison Valentino.
Using the Valentino Toile lconographe, Sanpitak’s new sculptures are soft to touch but take space and carries with it an additional layer on the surface, one that signifies beauty and liberation, embedded in the interwoven logo of Maison Valentino. United in a belief in the strength, beauty and limitless potential of the female body, this collaboration sees Breast Stupas wrapped in Valentino Toile lconographe, a sculptural duo in black and red, an invitation to the Valentino community to engage and explore.
“It is a celebration of the body as the site of the sacred and the sensual, I see the Valentino Toile Iconographe on the bodies of models and on my own sculptures in a similar view to the Maison’s values of freedom, community, inclusivity, dream and interacting with the stainless-steel sculptures as the Maison says, ‘harmony of contradictions’.” – Pinaree Sanpitak
Following the period of installation, Maison Valentino will donate proceeds from the sale of ‘Breast Stupas Valentino’ to United Women Singapore, a fund that is dedicated to women’s empowerment and gender equality.
Breast Stupa Topiaries and Breast Stupas Valentino will be on display at The Warehouse Hotel from 10 – 25 January 2023.