One of the most adventurous American artists working today, Dennis Oppenheim has centered his artistic investigations on the dialogue between art and the self. An active innovator since the sixties, Oppenheim has pioneered both body art and so-called land art. Most famous for his whimsical, large-scale installation pieces, Oppenheim has worked with a variety of mediums: from performance and video art, to three dimensional moving machine pieces, and sculptural works employing unorthodox materials. This book is a comprehensive compendium of Oppenheim’s art, his most complete monograph to date, and includes an interview with the artist. From a giant metallic upside-down church, to a group of human-sized hot dogs in sleeping bags gathered around a campfire, Oppenheim’s work is alternately strange, humorous, and fascinating.D

One of the most adventurous American artists working today, Dennis Oppenheim has centered his artistic investigations on the dialogue between art and the self. An active innovator since the sixties, Oppenheim has pioneered both body art and so-called land art. Most famous for his whimsical, large-scale installation pieces, Oppenheim has worked with a variety of mediums: from performance and video art, to three dimensional moving machine pieces, and sculptural works employing unorthodox materials. This book is a comprehensive compendium of Oppenheim’s art, his most complete monograph to date, and includes an interview with the artist. From a giant metallic upside-down church, to a group of human-sized hot dogs in sleeping bags gathered around a campfire, Oppenheim’s work is alternately strange, humorous, and fascinating.

With contributions by Andreas Angelidakis, Annette Aurell, Vanessa Beecroft, Laetitia Benat, Dike Blair, Mark Borthwick, Banu Cennetoglu, Anders Edström, Maria Finn, Elein Fleiss, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Miquel Gori, Mauricio Guillen, John Minh Guyen, Anne-Iris Guyonnet, Takashi Homma, Bernard Joisten, Olaf Klaasseni, Marcelo Krasilcic, Claude Lévêque, Miltos Manetas, Jack Pierson, Terry Richardson, Torbjorn Rodland, François Rotger, Collier Schorr, Laura Sciacovelli, Kenshu Shintsubo, Chikashi Suzuki, Ellen Treasure, Viktor & Rolf, Camille Vivier.

When those in the magazine industry need inspiration, they look to Purple. It has influenced countless other magazines and spawned trends that have trickled down through all levels of culture. To celebrate its fifteenth anniversary, this volume brings together the best in fashion, art, and culture from Purple’s illustrious history. Purple revolutionized fashion photography in the nineties by commissioning fine artists to shoot fashion editorials. What resulted was a raw, improvisational aesthetic, which continues to exert its power today. Many of our most promising artists contribute to Purple’s pages, including Terry Richardson, Juergen Teller, Jack Pierson, Richard Prince, John Currin, and Vanessa Beecroft. Among the celebrity muses who appear regularly are Kim Gordon, Chloe Sevigny, Kate Moss, Catherine Deneuve, and Vincent Gallo. Along with images, the book also presents essays by such renowned writers as Glenn O’Brien, Gary Indiana, and Dave Hickey. These texts further the book’s larger purpose: to chart the development of art and fashion during the past fifteen years. This is the ultimate deluxe collection for serious fashion, art, photography, graphic design, and magazine aficionados.

contents 1 purple NEWS London San Francisco Milan New York Paris Monte-Carlo 2 BEST of the SEASON by Terry Richardson 3 purple INTERVIEWS Alexander McQueen Betony Vernon Stefano Gabbana Rudy Ricciotti David Lynch Emmanuelle Bercot Paz de la Huerta 4 purple FASHION WOMEN Retrospective Maison Martin Margiela Prête à tout Chan Marshall The New Decade Starts Now Chelsea Girl 5 purple NAKED Lara Stone by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin 6 purple FASHION MEN Kazahiro Saito Glenn O’Brien Jared Leto Fumihiro Hayashi William Eggleston 7 purple BEAUTY by Stefano Pilati 8 purple TRAVEL Foro Italico 9 purple DOCUMENTS Letter to Olivier Zahm The Real Richard New York Nudes 10 purple VISUAL ESSAY Ostia (the death of Pasolini)

Nan Goldin shoots campaigns for Prada, David LaChapelle does Camel cigarette ads, and Jurgen Teller got his start photographing models in “i-D”, “W”, and “The Face”. The debate between aesthetic images and commercial pressure has perhaps never been so relevant and complex as it is today, with the increasing commercialization of the art world, the not insignificant exploratory aspects of fashion photography, and our constantly expanding realm of visual references. To study these tensions and overlaps, “Chic Clicks” invited some 40 photographers to present both their free work and their published editorials from fashion magazines and advertising campaigns. Photographers well-known for their commercial work offer personal and exploratory prints; those who gained prominence in the fine arts display work they were subsequently hired to do for fashion companies and magazines. Accompanying essays approach fashion photography from various perspectives, from that of cutting-edge fashion magazines to the field of contemporary art photography. The photographers: Fred Aufray, Anuschka Blommers & Niels Schumm, Jean-Francois Carly, Donald Christie, Philippe Cometti, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Corinne Day, Horst Diekgerdes, Nathaniel Goldberg, Alexei Haye, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Tom Lignau & Frank Schuhmacher, Richard Prince, Blaise Reutersward, Cindy Sherman, David Sims, Mario Sorrenti, Hannah Starkey, Larry Sultan, Ike Ude, Erwin Wurm, and others Edited by Ulrich Lehmann & Jessica Morgan. Essays by Gilles Lipovetsky, Urs Stahel, Valerie Williams, Olivier Zahm. Introduction by Jill Medvedow. Photographers include: Fred Aufray, Anuschka Blommers, Jean-Francois Carly, Donald Christie, Philippe Comet, Corinne Day, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Horst Diekgerdes, Nathaniel Goldberg, Alexei Haye, Inez van Lamsweerde, Tom Lignau, Vinoodh Matadin, Richard Prince, Blaise Reutersward, Frank Schuhmacher, Cindy Sherman, Niels Schumm, David Sims, Mario Sorrenti, Hannah Starkey, Larry Sultan, Ike Ude, Edwin Wurm.

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