Art & Design
Art & Design Adrienne Gaither: Bending the Rules of Geometric Abstraction | Inspired to Create See Washington D.C. artist Adrienne Gaither work on one of her geometric abstractionist paintings while discussing her inspiration, her experiences as a woman in the art world and her latest piece – a bottle made in collaboration with LIFEWTR. To see this and other artists’ work, visit LIFEWTR.com.
Art & Design How Hiplet, a Powerful Fusion of Hip Hop and Ballet, Is Redefining the Dance World After founding the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center in 1981, Homer Bryant realized that by blending rap and ballet he might be able to get kids interested in dance, and thus Hiplet was born. In the two years since Homer Bryant first posted a video online of his students performing Hiplet, a dance movement that blends ballet on pointe with hip hop, it has become an all-out cultural phenomenon. “We’ve traveled all over the world and gotten over a billion views,” says Bryant.
Art & Design Inside Spider-Man: Homecoming Star Laura Harrier's Brooklyn Hideaway from Peter Parker Instead of a costume change, à la Peter Parker, Spider-Man: Homecoming star Laura Harrier gets away from all the big-screen drama by holing up in her ceramics studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Take a look inside, here.
Art & Design Chameleons of the Art World: The Humans of Frieze New York Behold the magnificent creatures you find in the art world. To the untrained eye, they may all look the same, but look closer, and you’ll notice some rare, vivid organisms in fascinating styles of dress. We call them chameleons, and each year they gather for a spawning ritual known as Frieze New York, where we captured them in their natural habitat for our latest wildlife film.
Beauty Rising Model Brii Hocutt Undergoes a Dramatic Transformation, Thanks to Legendary Hairstylist Garren Over the past few seasons, a number of models have seen their careers transformed by a well-timed haircut. There's no better example than Katie Moore, who has become a go-to model for Alexander Wang thanks to her edgy, bright red bob. Model Brii Hocutt, who moved to New York to pursue modeling in 2015, could be next: She's starting off 2017 with a radical makeover at the hands of celebrity hairstylist Garren, who transforms her long, faintly pink hair into a bold, blunt-cut bob.
Art & Design Jason Woodside: The New York painter reveals his creative process | Inspired to Create Ep. 1 Watch Jason Woodside at work in his Brooklyn studio. In this video the artist talks about his inspiration, his approach to public art, and painting on planes. Woodside also shows off his latest work – a collaboration with LIFEWTR - which is taking his art to a whole new audience. To see his and other artists’ work with LIFEWTR, head to LIFEWTR.com.
Art & Design Banks Prepares for a Magical Guggenheim Gala, with Dior's Maria Grazia Chiuri as Her Fairy Godmother Go behind the scenes of the Dior and Guggenheim International Gala pre-party as musician Banks prepares for her first show in support of her new album — in a dark fairytale of a custom gown by Dior's Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Art & Design Sarah Jones & Company React to the US Election Sarah Jones
Art & Design "God" by Ragnar Kjartansson See a clip of "God," a performance by Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson.
Art & Design "A Lot of Sorrow" by Ragnar Kjartansson See a clip of "A Lot of Sorrow," a performance by the Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson.
Art & Design How Artist Yung Jake Created a Likeness of Gigi Hadid Out of Emojis Los Angeles-based artist Yung Jake creates renderings of pop culture icons because, as he recently texted in an interview, "when things are iconic/famous it's safe to assume most people have they're relationship with that thing so it fills an object with energy in a way." Here, he imagines supermodel Gigi Hadid as modeled out of smileys, donuts, radioactive symbols, and oranges.
Art & Design placebo pets For the tenth anniversary of W's November art issue, supermodels Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid are inducted into the futuristic world of Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin. The resulting project, commissioned for W and titled "placebo pets," features the two models as ultra-domesticated, ultra-friendly humanoid creatures and performance artist and frequent Fitch and Trecartin collaborator Jesse Hoffman as their extraterrestrial "owner." Video © Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin
Art & Design Yayoi Kusama's Glass House Takeover: Go Behind the Polka-Dot Scenes "There is basically nothing to worry about," said the artist Yayoi Kusama of how now, at 87, she sends teams from her studio and gallery to do her site-specific installations in places far from her home in Japan. Her latest target? The Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, where she turned Philip Johnson's see-through structure into a riot of polka dots for "Dots Obsession." See the installation process play out via a time-lapse video by Matthew Placek, here.
Art & Design Terry Jones's Hands On Approach to W's September Issue As the guest editor of W's September 2016 issue, the legendary British art director Terry Jones went back to his roots, using hand graphics and manual typewriters to create the special collector's edition. "My role has been that of taskmaster and creative agitator," Jones explained. Watch him in action here.