Dating, murder, and DIS Magazine were all under one roof this last week for the 10th Frieze London, the annual art fair held this year in the Regents Park area. With the works of over 1,000 artists on display from 175 galleries from around the world, this was the most global-reaching year in the event’s history. It was also the busiest, and walking through the exhibition space, it wasn’t hard to see why.
MAKEUP OZZY SALVATIERRA (STREETERS) HAIR TAMARA MCNAUGHTON (THE COLLECTIVE SHIFT) MODELS MARIE PIOVESAN (MARILYN), NICK STARKINS (NEXT LA), ROSALIE GILFORD, TIERNEY FINSTAR, RYA KLEINPETER MANICURE STEPHANIE STONE FOR NAILING HOLLYWOOD SET DESIGN HEATH MATTIOLI (FRANK REPS) MASKS SCOTT EDWARD STEVENSON PHOTO ASSISTANTS DAN GEORGE, BRIAN EMRICH, RAPHAËL CHATELAIN STYLIST ASSISTANTS OLIVIA KOZLOWSKI, NICOLA ALDERSON, VIRGINIA FONTAINE, PAIGE BASHAM MAKEUP ASSISTANT KARINA SANCHEZ HAIR ASSISTANT NICK MANELOS SET DESIGN ASSISTANT DAVE SPACONE PRODUCTION WES OLSON (CONNECT THE DOTS INC.) PRODUCTION COORDINATOR MEGHAN GALLAGHER PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS TAYLOR KENT AND BARTON BRONSTEIN MOTOR HOME ALCHEMY VANLINES EQUIPMENT RENTAL SIREN STUDIOS, LOS ANGELES FILM PROCESSING THE ICON L.A. SPECIAL THANKS NANCY RIGOLI (SOURCES LOCATIONS), CAST PARTNER, EASTSIDE RENTALS, JOSSI BIEBER, TONI MAIER (ON LOCATION)
Each fashion season, we see that street style photographers and bloggers are becoming increasingly important and influential, sometimes ranking among top fashion editors and stylists. Bill Cunningham, Scott Schulman, and Tommy Ton spring to mind. We can relate to and be inspired by real people wearing clothes creatively, more so than to the unattainable images in most fashion magazines.
HER RAVE CARICATURES A THING OF THE PAST, ARTIST MARIKO MORI FOCUSES ON CREATING NEW ECO-FRIENDLY INSTALLATIONS TO BE ENJOYED BY GENERATIONS TO COME Photography Susanna Howe Text Kevin McGarry Over the past twenty years, connectedness has been a driving theme in Mariko Mori’s art, one sparked by our ever-mounting technological frenzy. Born in Tokyo, Mori was a fashion student and runway model in the 1980s before she moved to London and then New York.
A young man and woman embracing in the back of a car. Figures passed out on a Chelsea Hotel bed.
If you’re heading out of town this weekend, you have a few hours left to run by 12 Mercer Street to grab these and other abnormally chic pool accessories designed exclusively for VFILES by the artist Chuck Price.
Kehinde Wiley, who has been exhibiting his paintings since 2008, has been a well-known figure in the art world for his vibrant and referential portraits of African, African-American and Israeli men. Now he veers into a new direction, focusing his most recent series of works—which make up his solo exhibition, An Economy of Grace at Sean Kelly Gallery—solely on African-American women from New York
“I have a provocative voice, but I’m not being personally antagonistic,” says artist K8 Hardy. “It’s just my style!” Something of a pop culture chameleon, Texas-born, New York-based Hardy has used photography, sculpture, performance and video to investigate and subvert our ideas behind gender, sexuality, class, fashion, politics and art. A founding member of the queer feminist artist collective LTTR, Hardy is also the artist behind the groundbreaking zine FashionFashion, and most recently, the acclaimed photographic series “Position Series”.
Gilbert & George appear this afternoon smartly dressed in their signature tweed suits, polite and well groomed.
People in the know recognize the ongoing sibling connection—and sometimes rivalry—between art and film, as being one creative ‘scene’ and ‘movement’ that inspires the other.