MOCA Releases Mask Series Exclusively Designed Famed Artists

Photo of Masks Courtesy: MOCA
Photo credit Photo of Masks Courtesy: MOCA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Starting today, face masks designed by artists are available from the Museum of Contemporary Art's online store for $28 apiece, the museum announced.

  A museum statement said the artists are Yoko Ono, Virgil Abloh, Mark Grotjahn, Alex Israel, Barbara Kruger, Catherine Opie, Pipilotti Rist, Hank Willis Thomas, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts.

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   Many of the masks were exclusively designed by the artists for this project while others represent works from the artists' catalog, according to the statement.

   Yoko Ono's mask is called "A Piece of Sky" and consists of four blue patches on a white background.

   All masks are crafted in Los Angeles and vary in fabric depending on the design, the statement said, adding that the shapes of the masks are meant to fit a wide range of faces, including children over 10 years old. The MOCA store can be accessed at 

   In an effort to extend mask distribution, MOCA said it is partnering with the K11 group and Qatar Museums.

   The mask sales are designed to raise funds for MOCA, which says the project was made possible by L.A.-based denim brand Citizens of Humanity and MOCA Trustee Karyn Kohl, who donated all production costs so MOCA could benefit from each sale.

   "Wearing a mask just got a whole lot cooler," said Kohl.