ONLI WEAR

ONLI WEAR
Installation series from ONLI STUDIOS presented at the DuSable Museum in Chicago.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

 In times past, Onli was an illustrator for hot innovative magazines such as OUI. OUI was published by Playboy to reach the needs of a hot, cooler more innovative market.  Onli was assigned to the "Prevu" section that regularly covered entertainment and Rock Stars.  Here, OUI features a "Black Woman" on its Christmas cover. How future thinking is that positioning of Black beauty, sex and the traditional international holiday in 1974?
This issue's "Prevu" section included a revue of Davie Bowie's tradition from rock star to theatrical performance star.  Onli's illustration captured the essence of this process.  Where were you in 1974?

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