Mickalene Thomas revealed a unique side of Cardi B, photographing the rap superstar for W Magazine’s “Art Issue.”
For their 6th annual Art Issue, W Magazine enlisted the help of dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to art direct a photo shoot entitled, “Enforced Disappearance.” Touted as “his first New York work since being released from government custody,” Weiwei collaborated on these images first by email, then by Skype, relaying his ideas and giving direction from halfway around the world.
Robert Longo is the king of that detached world of 80s über-cool, though in retrospect the whole “movement” (if we can call it that) was nothing like its PR. Sure, one could be fooled into thinking that Longo’s corporate figures writhing out of control were comments on the culture of the time, perhaps even foreboding what was to come — Reaganomics, corporate avarice, an extreme form of alienation — but did we really think it would lead to advertisements for Bottega Veneta?
After our post about one image in Mauricio Cattelan’s W Magazine portfolio, which bares an uncanny resemblance to the work of artist Matthieu Lavancy, we discovered that that this may not be the first time the fashion magazine poached ideas from the art world. You be the judge.
Imitation may be the highest form of flattery but artist Mauricio Cattelan’s recent photo shoot for W Magazine has an obvious — and unattributed — reference to the work of another artist, Matthieu Lavanchy. We’re curious how that happened.