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Designer Helmut Lang Shredded Remaining Archives to Create Sculpture Series

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    While some artists and designers might cling to the pieces still remaining in their personal collections, here's one designer that certainly doesn't: Helmut Lang.

    After donating much of his extensive body of work to museums and individuals all over the world, the designer has apparently shredded his remaining 6,000 pieces and made them into sculptures.

    According to WWD, Lang's reworked fashion archive, now in the form of about 12 massive column figures, will go on display for solo exhibition titled "Make it Hard" at the Fireplace Project gallery in East Hampton. Neville Wakefield is presenting the show, and describes Lang's work as a representation of "the transience of our creative endeavors."

    Those traveling to the Hamptons can catch the presentation through July 22-August 8, with an opening reception scheduled for July 23, according to the gallery's website.