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”.
Makeup Yadim using NARS Cosmetics (Tim Howard Management) Hair Esther Langham (Art + Commerce) Models Bonnie Chen, Rock Ji (Next NY), Chris Schortgen, Richie Kul (Next, Miami), Devon Spence (Front Management, Miami), Ric Kong (Mega Models, Miami) Lighting design PJ Spaniol III and Erik Snyder Manicure Alexis Garcia using OPI (Artists by Timothy Priano) Seamstress Sabrina Caulfield (Lars Nord Studio) Digital capture Stas May Stylist assistant Adam Ballheim Production Helena Martel Production assistants Enzo Erazo and Paulina Toman Retouching Dtouch
The Reality Show By Araki Tuesday, May 17, 2011 The man known for his S&M slant turned his lens to Japan’s bleeding edge to shoot the second issue of limited-edition Tokyo-based style magazine The Reality Show . Director Kensui Arao filmed the behind-the-scenes action as Nobuyoshi Araki captured tastemakers including model-actress Kiko Mizuhara, triathlete Jessica Michibata and concept band The Plasticzooms, who created the video’s original soundtrack.
While the sartorial looks at Chanel’s 2012 Resort show in Antibes ran the gamut from the conservative to romantic to all-out kooky, the bags were not such a mixed bag. Actually, with all the schizophrenic color contrasts (from canary yellow to a black-and-white theme, for example) and dress embellishments, many probably failed to notice the relatively quaint carry-alls in the models’ hands.
Is Dolce&Gabbana Make-Up Best Served Cold? Or a better question: do the Dolce&Gabbana staff eat make-up products for lunch?
Arthur Kulkov, the model currently towering over Port Authority in an ad over five stories tall, is known around town for his eccentric and super-stylish way.
PHOTOGRAPHER MAXWELL SNOW DEBUTS A NEW SOLO SHOW AT AMSTERDAM’S GALERIE SERIEUZE ZAKEN For American teenagers, the city of Amsterdam means many things: legalized marijuana and a health code-enforced red light district, mainly. These are fitting attractions for the photographer Maxwell Snow, whose show Black Magic debuts this week in the city’s Galerie Serieuze Zaken. Since his early work, Snow has been drawn to the concepts of sex, beauty, fantasy, illusion and mortality
If you don’t believe that fashion is a religious sect unto itself—and a fast-growing one at that—well, maybe you should pray a little harder. Need you be reminded that today’s most awe-inspiring transfigurations are achieved by supermodels, not saints
You don’t get noticed by someone from Ford unless you have “it.” And model Molly Kucera has it. The fun unpretentious exotic name, the piercing eyes and the youthful look that says “Hey, I was born in the nineties when Milli Vanilli was big.” Ever since then, Kucera’s been a one woman modeling dynamo.