Yohji Yamamoto "No Evil" Triple Skull Ring

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Yohji Yamamoto "No Evil" Triple Skull Ring

300.00

To level accolades upon Yohji is like, as Bob Dylan once said about Leonard Cohen, “pinning a metal on Mount Everest”. He claims to not be an artist, he says fashion has never been an art, yet to deny the artistic quality of his work would be to deny what our eyes can plainly observe. Like an impressionist painter, he exhumes and explores the depth of relatively simple garments (dirty clothes, as he says the Japanese press maligned his early work), taking a form and rendering its function secondary to the emotion he choses to evoke. To this day their remains a "diamond in the rough" quality to his work. He refuses to do all the work for you, where a lazy man sees a wrinkled coat and oversized, strangely buttoned shirt, a man willing to finish what Yohji put into motion, to interpret this rorschach, may see anything from romanticism to suffering. This refusal to fully answer what exactly you’re looking at, but rather merely give you the tools to do so, has rendered Yohji a favorite of artists and thinkers across the world.

Yohji doesn’t often resort to prints and symbols, yet when he does it’s often with a gothic edge. Skulls and snakes and other harbingers of death can be found interspersed throughout his collections. This large and heavy sterling silver ring is a viscerally stirring example of such work, featuring three skulls set into “hear no evil" "see no evil" and "speak no evil” poses.

Condition: 8/10. Some natural signs of wear on the heads and band.

Size: US10

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