I saw these delicious looking bulbous glass vessels on Atelier Dore’s Insta and had to find out more. They’re by artist and designer Helle Mardahl and the colours and shapes remind me of boiled sweets; (more…)
Somehow I missed the memo that an Elizabeth Peyton National Portrait exhibition is happening. This year! In October! I love Peyton’s pop cultural portraits, there’s always something sensitive and a little bit awkward about them. (more…)
This felt like an extremely polished London Fashion Week. Roksanda, JW Anderson, Victoria Beckham and particularly Mary Katrantzou showed mature, slick collections that nailed their individual DNAs. And while you expect the newbies to be a bit scrappier in their presentation, they too were impressively coherent.
I was blown away by Matty Bovan, who, assisted by Katie Grand’s crack styling team and a helping hand from Coach, delivered a super-sophisticated spectacle reminiscent of Westwood or Galliano. His USP is a very British artsy-craftsy take on knitwear that was bricolaged with crochet, ruffles and Liberty-print florals (more…)
“I really feel it’s so important museums listen to their artists, rather than their philanthropists. What is the museum for? Art is transcendent and that makes it very, very dirty if they take the money; it’s failing the whole idea of a museum as a place to show art.”
Nan Goldin, The Observer via Frieze (more…)