May 29, 2015 3:57 pm
Document contributor and famed Polaroid artist Maripol sits down with Léonard Lasry, the French songwriter, music producer, and co-owner of the sunglasses brand Thierry Lasry, to discuss their musical collaboration Love each other.
May 21, 2015 3:44 pm
Yayoi Kusama’s current exhibition Give Me Love at the David Zwirner Gallery is a visual trip: pumpkin sculptures are covered in polka dots; large paintings titled My Eternal Soul depict hallucinogenic-like fractals; an all-white living room called the obliteration room is pasted over with colorful circles. The current exhibition is Kusama’s second with Zwirner and is on view through June 13th, 2015 at 519 & 525 W 19th St, New York, NY.
May 20, 2015 3:01 pm
In Stephen Posen’s first monograph Ellipsis: Dual Vision, meaning is created through the pairing of photographs. The collection as a whole abandons narrative in favor of disparate and ostensibly unrelated images. Posen’s juxtapositions reflect a well-trained eye (he is also a painter with an affinity for abstraction and realism). With an emphasis on form, color, light, and texture, Posen asks the viewer to make connections between a urinal and a crocodile tank; a swan and a pool table; a graveyard and a merry-go round. Significance emerges out of this dual vision, or rather, the pairings allow for enough ambiguity that meaning is potentially infinite.
May 19, 2015 6:01 pm
In a drab neighborhood in southern Milan, far behind the Porta Romana train station, peeks something gold. It's the centerpiece of Fondazione Prada Milano, an experimental art enclave that opened May 9th, 2015, with the help of Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas who has collaborated with Prada for 15 years, designing some of her flagship stores as well as sets for runway shows. Prada and Koolhaas transformed a 100-year old distillery into a 19,000 square foot space that houses their art collection established in 1993. Eva Munz explores the new museum.
May 18, 2015 9:38 pm
Current and past members of the non-profit artists' bookstore reflect on the beginnings of Printed Matter and it's enduring significance.
May 18, 2015 9:12 pm
Some of the most valuable and historically significant pieces are hidden out of view in the American Museum of Natural History’s permanent collection, which can only ever display a fraction of its vast archive. Document gets an exclusive look at some of the curators’ most coveted items.
May 18, 2015 8:50 pm
Experiencing the blogger turned actress' "cozy warmth"
May 18, 2015 8:32 pm
Designer Adam Selman meets with creative director Marc Balet in his loft in NoHo to chat about the stress of working two jobs, making it big in the city that never sleeps, and what life really was like in the 80s.
May 18, 2015 3:29 pm
In the roughly six years of their existence, the New York-based band Sons of an Illustrious Father have developed a definite affinity for repurposement—of musical elements and artistic communities, certainly—so why should that not extend to tangible objects? In fact, they largely conceive of boundaries as a waste of time altogether: it is readily apparent no one in the band appreciates being told what to do on either a personal or an artistic level. Larson and Miller are both openly queer (nor does Aubin identify as straight); all three were active and vocal participants in Occupy Wall Street, and the band is a noted presence in and around a very specifically DIY subset of the music scene in New York City. But what’s really special about the grunge-folk three-piece is their sheer earnestness—their genuine enthusiasm for unfettered exploration. Keely Weiss sits down with the band to discusss.
May 18, 2015 12:21 pm
Document Journal previews the next chapter in Dior's Secret Garden campaign. Directed by Steven Klein, the newest film stars Rihanna running through the corridors and gardens of the Château de Versailles wearing the Esprit Dior collection which was shown in Tokyo at the end of last year. Here's the full-length film which debuted May 18th.
May 14, 2015 4:07 pm
Two years ago when Hugo Boss hired Jason Wu as creative director, many were scratching their heads as Wu had never worked for a fashion company besides his own. But perhaps that was the genius of it all.
May 13, 2015 9:33 pm
The current edition of Frieze New York—the fourth since the launch in 2012—is among its best.
May 13, 2015 9:29 pm
Tucked away behind an autobody shop facade and amongst galleries in New York's Chelsea neighborhood, you'll find the entrance to the world of Comme des Garçons, where last week designer Kei Ninomiya hosted a presentation of his Spring/Summer 2015 collection. The mohawked designer is the latest of Rei Kawakubo's protegés to launch his own line, noir by kei ninomiya, which after only four seasons was presented for the first time in Paris last Fall.
May 13, 2015 9:24 pm
If our bodily functions are to be imagined as computing, the tongue is something like a screengrab of the artist’s internal state.
May 11, 2015 9:16 pm
Ida Applebroog’s work is oriented around the destabilization of the known; often achieved by stripping culturally familiar imagery down to its most basic forms.
May 9, 2015 5:28 pm
Artist Peter Schlesinger's photographs document an extraordinary life that intersected with some of the brightest names in the worlds of art, fashion, and society. Here, Schlesinger revisits his time in London in the 70s with longtime friend Manolo Blahnik.
May 9, 2015 5:27 pm
Photographer Collier Schorr recalls her meeting with Fran Lebowitz 30 years later.
May 9, 2015 5:14 pm
Model and realtor Trish Goff tells Oribe, the celebrity hairstylist, how she began working in real estate and has never looked back.
May 8, 2015 9:13 pm
The work of Joseph Szabo, the American photographer known for capturing American teenage culture of the 70s, has been exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The International Center of Photography, and the Venice Bienale.