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evening, Levine and Gross have ar­ranged to at­tend a talk at the Mu­seum of Mod­ern Art. It is by Paola An­tonelli, cu­ra­tor of an ex­hi­bi­tion called Items: Is Fash­ion Mod­ern? which has just opened. They in­vite me along.

“She’s been good to us, so we should sup­port her,” Levine ex­plains. “They took our speaker in the MoMA gift shop. Do you know how dif­fi­cult it is to get some­thing in there?”

Have they sold any? A 16kg con­crete speaker is a dif­fer­ent propo­si­tion to a Warhol pen or a Licht­en­stein tea towel, af­ter all.

“Yeah,” Levine grins. “We made the world’s most non-por­ta­ble, por­ta­ble speaker.”

Af­ter the talk, we walk round the ex­hi­bi­tion of 111 de­signs MoMA deems to have changed fash­ion. These are listed on a wall-sized dis­play at the en­trance: Adi­das Su­per­stars, Bucket

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