"I didn’t want to be a person everybody looked at. I wanted to be an art-doer, not an art star like a person on stage. I wanted to do something that was public where nobody could see me."
we are extremely saddened to hear of the passing of pioneering conceptual artist and architect Vito Acconci today.
Here Vito in a portrait by Ari Marcopoulos for Purple 21, ciao Vito.
"You can’t say his work is feminist, yet he honors his subjects with the delicate care of a master painter gifted with the kind of chops people hadn’t seen from any contemporary artist.
Currin portrays the irony of situation comedy, while never positioning himself above his subjects — who aren’t so much surreal as elegantly, humorously mannered characters from our own wacky world."
Click in bio to discover painter John Currin in our special 'Visual Essay' from Purple latest issue featuring text by #JeffRian now online !
Here a picture of "Lynette & Janette", painted in 2013 by #JohnCurrin, courtesy of @gagosiangallery captured by #ZarkoVijatovic #PurpleArt
"I don’t presume to be a magician. I’d say I was more of a tinkerer. If you have a little imagination, a little curiosity, a little stubbornness, you’ll stumble upon things. You need a little discernment to tell whether what you’re doing holds any interest." Read more from the pioneer of optical and kinetic art @julio_le_parc in our interview by @jeromesans featuring portraits by @olivieramsellem from issue 27 and online.
Credit : The Long March, Step #4, 1974, by #JulioLeParc. #Purplediary#JérômeSans#OlivierAmsellem
"I relish finding new materials to play with, I always love mixing the leftovers, the abandoned, the rejects, end of the line materials and mix it with some really new, really mass-produced, made in China, chemical, slick and tough, opposites and here stressing each other to the limits, so no real rip." @faloblu visited Studio of artist @agathesnow in #Mattituck, #LongIsland in #NewYork.
Read the full article by #PolaEsther online ! #AgatheSnow#PurpleArt
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A picture of architect Frank Lloyd Wright's #EnnisHouse built in 1924 in LA.
The combination ot the house’s sheer mass, its generous terrace overlooking the city, and the intricate vegetation that connects it to the land gives the Ennis House a unique feeling, unlike any other place in #LosAngeles. It has appeared in many Hollywood films, of which Blade Runner is the best known.
Click to the link in bio to discover more about @ozpurple's journey through #FrankLloydWright's stunning architecture featuring a text by @francoiseloiperrin in Purple Fashion magazine 27. #OlivierZahm#FrancoisPerrin
We asked our beloved and unforgottable friend @renhangrenhang to do a shoot using the sneakers that Purple designed with @santoniofficial last year, which have the words “Make” and “Love” on the two tongues of each pair — implying , of course, “Not War.” See a selection of his photos featured in purple fashion issue 28 now online. #Santoni
"Jonathan Franzen who has a similar enthusiasm for the flying subjects, said (...) that birds took possession of him, not the otherway around. Interesting thought, because would this imply that birds have some kind of higher thing going on, unreachable for us, and we can only feel the effects? Bird witchcraft, or the big unknown. They obviously live in such a different world that the unthinkable seems to be possible."
An extract #CarstenHoller's text in his Purple Book dedicated his love of birds exclusively sold with the latest issue.
One of the Italian artist #VanessaBeecroft Instagram pictures we shared in Purple's latest issue, which is now online and free to read! In this document she shares through images her position on raising her four American kids while trying to keep them as close to nature and as far from social media as possible. Click in link in the bio to discover the full document. #VanessaBeecroft
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