Bob Basset design studio has created Calvary, a second Easter series of egg masks. Miniature versions of the studio’s past artworks represent Jesus (with crown of thorns, center), the two thieves Dismas and Gestas, and the apocryphal centurion Longinus who pierced Jesus with his lance (bottommost mask). “We wanted to imagine this story set in a world of Easter eggs,” explains the studio’s cofounder Serhii Petrov. The series serves as a sequel to Survivors, a series of 13 masks representing the Last Supper as enjoyed by Easter eggs that survived the Easter celebration.
The Kharkiv-based ICM company calls it a landmark project; the motorcycle will be based on a 1953 Izh-49 with a pre-1955 engine under 350 cc.
Vogue online staff writer Liana Satenstein has named Bob Basset among the nine Ukrainian designers to invest in now—not least because the Ukrainian economy could use a boost.
Bob Basset held a performance called “Behind the Mask” at Gogolfest, one of Ukraine’s premier festivals.
A mask from Mashrabiya collection features prominently in a photo session by the American actress Elizabeth Banks. The mask was part of the enigmatic outfit worn by her costar, Dorian Reeves of Wilhelmina Models.