Art & Design
Art & DesignSee 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 & DesignAfter 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 & DesignInstead 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 & DesignBehold 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.
BeautyOver 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 & DesignWatch 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 & DesignGo 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 & DesignSee a clip of "God," a performance by Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson.
Art & DesignSee a clip of "A Lot of Sorrow," a performance by the Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson.
Art & DesignLos 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 & DesignFor 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"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 & DesignAs 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.