Despite a cartoony, colorful look that begs for attention, 'Rebels, Always Rebel' is an artwork editorial that calls for serious dialogue concerning Spain's (and the world's) crippling social issues.
Unemployment, deteriorating social programs and an inequitable distribution of wealth all number among the concerns raised by Spain's outraged. Because the administration, which is ostensibly in contempt of the people, refuses to address these qualms, pop artist aleXsandro Palombo has decided to spearhead the issue. Rebels, Always Rebel is the name of the new spread, which depicts well-known icons in the fashion industry protesting. Karl Lagerfeld is in the midst of hurling a D&G hangbag while Ralph Lauren prepares to toss a stick of dynamite at the police: a genuinely original and stirring vision.
Unfortunately, health issues prevented Palombo from completing the series, though I'm sure the thousands of young Spanish demonstrators will continue to broadcast the artist's hopeful dictum.