To celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, London’s Selfridges opened an installation inside its Oxford Street space that pays homage to iconic Japanese photographer, Daido Moriyama. The Lip Bar, sized 2 x 3.3 meters, is a complete replication of an authentic Japanese Golden Gai bar that was named after an up-close lip photograph by Moriyama. The famed visual is plastered on the walls of the bar in red and black iterations. Customers are able to reserve a spot (one hour max) in advance at the six-seated space for approximately $12 USD via Selfridges.com. The price includes an entrance free as well as the option of two drinks.
Accompanying the installation is an exclusive capsule collection comprised of hoodies, T-shirts, and skate decks bearing Moriyama’s lip motif. These items are available for purchase at Selfridges’ website and their Art Store in their London outpost.
View the items above and then check out the installation below. In other notable art releases, peep this week’s Best Art Drops.
Selfridges & Co
400 Oxford Street