Version History by Mary Ping

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Hard-enamel pin in white/gold
1" × 1"
Edition of three hundred
Published by Triple Canopy
Version History is available for purchase or by becoming a member.

Triple Canopy is pleased to announce Version History, an enamel pin designed by Mary Ping, produced in a limited edition on the occasion of the magazine’s tenth anniversary.

Mary Ping is widely regarded for her witty anthropological investigations of classic fashion forms—variously realized as clothing, accessories, and art installations—under the label Slow and Steady Wins the Race. Triple Canopy’s editors invited Ping to consider how wearable commemorative items, such as the enamel pin, attempt to wed memory to static form. Ultimately, Version History was produced in an edition of 300, in two color combinations: white/gold and black/gold. Each will be made available to new members, who sign-up online this month and to current members who attend the magazine’s tenth-anniversary celebration on June 23.

Ping studied art at Vassar College. In 2017, Ping received the National Design Award for fashion. Her performance-installation Metamorphosis, which examines the evolution of the handbag as both utilitarian object and luxury-status symbol, was included in “Items: Is Fashion Modern?,” the Museum of Modern Art’s first exhibition devoted to fashion. It was originally presented in “Joining Forces with the Unknown (Faisons de l’inconnu un allié)” at Lafayette Anticipations, Paris. Currently, Ping finished the costume designs for the Liz Magic Laser’s performance piece, ‘Poignée’, debuting this summer at Centre Pompidou, among other projects. Ping’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; the Museum at FIT, New York; Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; and the Deste Foundation, Athens.

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