"No Way Back", created for the Yves Saint Laurent, is a short film representing the vision of Yves Saint Laurent Creative Director Stefano Pilati's 2011 Spring/Summer collection. The short film is a documentary-style film on the universe of LA based tattoo artist Mark Mahoney. Each season Stefano Pilati, creative director of Yves Saint Laurent from 2002 to 2012, invited an artist to present the men's collection. For the summer of 2011 collection, Ari Marcopoulous created the short film 'No Way Back'.
Louisiana-born Scott Campbell is known throughout the world as being one of the most talented hands in the world of tattooing. After abandoning a career as a biochemist at the University of Texas, he fled to San Francisco, and began tattooing. He learned the craft at Picture Machine, one of the oldest shops in California, rich with stories and nicotine stained flash on the walls from it's heyday in the 60's and 70's. He now owns and operates the legendary Saved Tattoo in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, whose client list includes New York's art and design elite, fashion designers such as Marc Jacobs, and a long roster of celebrities including Heath Ledger, Josh Hartnett, Orlando Bloom, Helena Christensen, and Penelope Cruz. In recent years, he has gained much acclaim from fine art communities worldwide for his work in mediums other than skin, including intricately carved sculptures made out of US currency, a series of watercolor paintings based on his experiences during a 6 week stay in a maximum security prison in Mexico City, and graphite drawings done on the insides of eggshells. Campbell has only shown in galleries for a few years, but his work is already seen in some of the most revered collections and museums worldwide. He is celebrated as one of the brightest new voices in the New York art scene. via scottcampbellstudio.com
Jan Vormann tired of living in bored and uncolored cities decided to give more color to the spaces, launching the Dispatch Work Project and rebuild walls and monuments with Lego pieces. The German artist began the project about five years ago. Earlier, traveled the world and himself filled with legos holes and crevices. From Berlin to Tel Aviv, via Zurich, New York or Barcelona, many cities were receiving the intervention from the young artist. Now, have helpers around the world who fell in love with that ideal and began to repair their own cities with lego bricks. In the manifesto of the movement, Jan Vormann explains that the project was created to improve the appearance of public spaces, not "defy deterioration".