Lifestyle & Parenting

Haute Culture

September 16, 2009

One womans treasure is another mans canvas.

Brent Ray Fraser convinced a few friends to forfeit their prized Fendi
bags and Armani suits for his exhibit, Prêt-A-Porter,
opening Friday. Inspired by Andy Warhols iconic treatment of the
Campbells Soup can, the Lower Mainland artist and Emily Carr grad
created his pop art by painting on big name designer fashions and
imprinting them on canvases.

With more than 140 pieces hung on garment racks and price tagged, the
show looks more like a clothing store than your standard exhibition.
Pieces range in price from $399 to $2,000, with one piece, 4 Louis
Vuitton Purses (pictured), auctioned off to benefit the Canadian Breast
Cancer Foundation.

Now we can have our Chanel and mount it too.

Prêt-A-Porter by Brent Ray Fraser, September 18-October 2, Eastwood
Onley Gallery, 2075 Alberta St., Vancouver, 604-739-0429,


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