Misha Kahn grew up on garage sales. “As a kid, I’d wake up on Saturdays at 5 AM and pester my mom to take me to all the garage sales I’d circled in the paper,” says the 20-something Brooklyn artist, whose body of work encompasses sculptures made from recycled materials—in some cases, jetsam he scavenged from the Rockaways. His latest endeavor, outfitting the window displays at WANT Apothecary in Flatiron, New York, suggests he still loves this sort of shopping.
Called “The Extraordinary Journey,” the exhibition presents a sneak peek of the cult travel and fashion label’s Pre-Autumn 2019 collection alongside odds and ends collected from Kahn’s studio. “I like mixing weathered things with new materials,” Kahn says. “It creates some nice tension and reflects an important shift to a material culture that can value reusing.” Consider the display a convergence of where the natural world collides with art and fashion—sustainability as a study in refinement.