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Comme des Garçons and Raw Vision in partnership

In conjunction with the 25th anniversary of Raw Vision, international Japanese fashion house Comme des Garçons will be working closely with the magazine throughout the year. Raw Vision is allowing Comme des Garçons to use images and layouts from all its past magazines as the basis for its worldwide communication purposes for the whole of 2014.

Between 20 and 30 communication leaflets, in the form of mini booklets (Direct Mailings), will be made and sent to interested parties around the world. Every year, Comme des Garçons works with an artist or creative group, whereby they give Rei Kawakubo permission to use existing work which she renders completely new again, through graphic creations and sometimes additions of other work.

The first Raw Vision artists to be featured have been Anne Grgich and Howard Finster.

Leonard Knight, creator of Salvation Mountain, dies aged 82

Leonard Knight, creator of a spectacularly colourful art environment covering a hill in the Imperial Valley Desert of California, died on February 10, 2014.

Knight spent three decades constructing Salvation Mountain by hand using local adobe clay, straw and thousands of gallons of donated paint. 50 foot high and 150 foot in breadth, his masterpiece incorporates biblical and religious scripture and is adorned with flowers, trees, waterfalls, suns, bluebirds, and other colourful imagery.

Knight's main message, “God Is Love,” transcended religion, and he hoped that his creation would be preserved as an expression of this message for future generations. Salvation Mountain, Inc, the volunteer project that preserves the site, intends to continue Knight’s mission of carrying God's unconditional love to the world.

Our 25th anniversary issue is being printed now

We celebrate 25 years of Raw Vision magazine in issue 81.

Gun-sculptures and
weaponry of celebrated Art Brut artist Andre Robillard.

Self-taught artist Johnny Culver's intricate graphic universe.

The visionary and very personal anatomy of striking Czech artist Lubos Plny.

The obsessive mosaic creations of Jim Powers, "Gaudi of the East Village."

Interviews about two celebrated European artists, Hans Krusi and Theo.

Late paintings by Donald Pass, the English painter of celestial visions.

Oliva Creative Factory, a
new museum devoted to
Art Brut, opens in Portugal.

The powerful portraits of the self-taught artist from Liberia, Johnson Weree.

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