Debra Rapoport, lives and breathes in New York City. Her work represents the portrait of an independent and stylish woman who challenges conventional ideas about beauty and aging with an increasingly obsession with youth.
In her hands the objects become artefacts of 21th century material culture. She embellishes the body with colorful clothes, hats and jewelry which state a personal style. Her work with non-traditional and re-purposed materials become wearable and fun fashion items. Unlike other artists what she makes she wears. She combines them in her daily wear at her outings in the streets of New York, with friends and during events or art fairs. In this part of the world her work can be identified as the style from the “streets of New York”.
Her work is owned by major museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the L.A. County Museum; the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Curated tours for all ages will present the process of creation using materials and items, already used for a completely different purpose. This process gives a second chance to any item can be considered as a trash upraising the meaning of the “second-hand”.