Artist Pays Homage To Balmain, Hermes And Chanel In Playful New Exhibition

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Miami-based sculptor Metis Atash is celebrating iconic fashion brands in a playful way this May. Opening this Saturday, May 13, Samuel Lynne Galleries will have her stunning “Punk Buddha” series on display, each Buddha drenched in tens of thousands of Swarovski crystals. From Hermes to Warhol, Balmain to Basquiat and Chanel to Kusama, each glittery guy is named after an iconic figure in fashion and art.


“Buddha Goes Punk” will feature a group of playful, bite-sized Buddhas sculpted in fiberglass, covered with acrylic paint and hand-placed Swarovski crystals. On display here in Dallas from May 13 to June 24, the glittering objects are inspired by ancient Daoist teachings and are a reflection of her respect for Haute Couture fashion and contemporary art history.


As seen in Vogue, Elle Décor and Architectural Digest, Metis’ adorably chic sculptures are known across the world for their glimmering glory. We can’t wait to see each creation, donned with over 20,000 crystals a piece.

More info on the exhibit can be found at

Images courtesy of the artist.

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