Richard Warren

20thc British art and poetry (mainly), plus bits of my own – "Clearly I tap to you clearly along the plumbing of the world" (W S Graham)

Futurist socks


A recent impulse buy, at H&M. So what are these about? They don’t sell socks reading “CUBISM”, “NEO-DADA”, “POST-IMPRESSIONISM” – or even “LETTRISM” [joke]. I’m not quite sure the Italian Futurists would have recognised these, despite the clothing experiments of Balla and Depero, but their Russian comrades (see below) liked to scribble on themselves and their fashionable followers, though on faces rather than clothing. The label says these are made in Turkey; is that significant?

Larionov and Goncharova get down to a bit of self-inscription

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