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Happy birthday Cy Twombly!



Cy Twombly by Horst P Horst

Happy birthday Cy Twombly!

I’ve just been re-reading this old 032c article on a 1966 Vogue shoot featuring Cy Twombly’s sublime Italian palazzo apartment. Apparently the Vogue feature (shot by Horst.P.Horst) was later considered detrimental to his reputation, positioning him as ‘a decorator ‘ rather than a serious artist. While that’s rather farfetched, I can kind of see why in these Horst pictures; I wouldn’t say no to a Twombly-decorated house…. (more…)



Something about Sophie



Sophie Calle New York Times

I’m not really one for conceptual art; I much prefer pretty pictures. I make an exception for Sophie Calle though. Her art is about communication, rituals and relationships and she is (intentionally or not) funny as hell. (more…)



Eat like O’Keeffe



georgia o'keeffe cookbook Assouline

I’m not much of a cook but boy do I love a cook book. This tribute to Georgia O’Keeffe by Robyn Lea (Assouline, £32) is both a feast for the eyes and the taste buds with rustic recipes and equally delicious images.

Dinner with Georgia O’Keeffe contains 50 of the artist’s favourite recipes (more…)



Burberry’s cultural commerce



3 Burberry makers house february 2017
No sooner had yesterday’s Burberry show ended than emails started pinging into my inbox from Matches Fashion and Selfridges. New-in within seconds were the voluminous-sleeved lace blouses, asymmetrical cut-out sweatshirts, Portrait bags and deconstructed cable knits.

Not far from the show venue, in the Regent street flagship store, a similar scenario was underway. DRG’s retail editor Alison Bishop WhatsApp-ed me with a video clip of VIP clients shopping up a storm, swarming around the bags and trench coats. (more…)