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Nick Cave (left) and Jack Cave  Photograph by Luis Alberto RodriguezStyled by Allia Alliata di Montereale courtesy W Magazine

OLAUDAH EQUIANO (c 1745-1797) Former slave who campaigner for abolition


Nick Cav e (American, b. 1959, Fulton, MO: lives and works in Chicago) first came into prominence almost 20 years ago with the display of his now iconic Sound-suits, which are elaborate costumes-as-works-of-art.

Cave’s sculptures also include non-figurative assemblages, intricate accumulations of found objects that project out from the wall, and installations enveloping entire rooms.

These surreal  and  majestic  objects  that  blend  fashion  and sculpture originated as metaphorical suits of armor in response to the  Rodney  King  beatings  and  have  evolved  into  vehicles  for empowerment. With these concerns perpetually in mind, Cave has created a series of public projects and teaching practices. Cave recently opened an art space in Chicago called Facility to address the social costs and damages to communities affected by social inequities.



OLAUDAH EQUIANO (c 1745-1797) Former slave who campaigner for abolition


Jack Cave, (American, b. 1958, Fulton, MO); is an artist, designer, creative director and educator. He not only straddles many lines, disciplines and mediums, he thrives between them—continually delivering alternative solutions and executions.

His work sits where couture meets craft and is created from luxury, industrial and remnant materials, often finished with off-the-shelf hardware composed as embellishment.

Jack Cave has delivered an exuberant collection of fashion objects with collaborators across virtually every design discipline including shoemakers, hair weavers and street artists.