Actresses and pop stars are often discovered on the quilt of magnificence magazines, however one avant-garde publication is unveiling a distinct type of star for its newest problem: Andy Warhol.
Bi-annual journal Magnificence Papers options unseen images of Warhol in its “Journey”-themed cowl and all through its subsequent problem, on stands on Oct. 11. Shot by former assistant Ronnie Cutrone throughout his time at Warhol’s Manufacturing facility from 1972 to 1980, the pictures present Warhol placing on and eradicating drag make-up in a minimalist setting very like the artist’s well-known self-portrait Polaroids.
The publication has teamed up with Iconic Pictures Gallery to unveil the pictures through the Frieze London from Oct. 11 to fifteen. Warhol is considered one of 16 cowl topics Magnificence Papers is showcasing for fall, which additionally embrace covers photographed by Paolo Roversi and Nigel Shafran.
“For us, magnificence, artwork and tradition is the manifesto and it defines Magnificence Papers,” mentioned Maxine Leonard, co-founder and editor-in-chief.
Magnificence Papers was launched by Leonard, a make-up artist, and Valerie Wickes in 2015 out of a mutual frustration that almost all magnificence editorials present in magazines had been homogenous. Slightly than specializing in industrial subjects like treating wrinkles or lengthening lashes, they’ve been intent on intellectualising magnificence and showcasing artistry. (The journal doesn’t characteristic any promoting in its points, however Leonard and Wickes function a artistic company, Magnificence Papers Creates Consults, that designs campaigns for manufacturers like Byredo, Nars, Mac Cosmetics and Jo Malone.)
In each problem, the founders collaborate with make-up artists like Peter Philips and Lucy Bridge and superb artists like painter Maggie Hambling. Mainstream celebrities have turned to the publication for art-world credibility as effectively: Harry Types, shot by Danish photographer Casper Sejersen, appeared on Magnificence Papers 2020 cowl carrying fishnets.
“The method is freedom and to not resolve advertising issues or magnificence issues by way of, ‘You’ve acquired unhealthy pores and skin or a nasty eyebrow,’” mentioned Wickes.
Whereas vogue has lengthy been identified for its artwork collaborations, magnificence traces similar to La Prairie, Chanel and Dr. Barbara Sturm have more and more sponsored pop-ups, commissioned artworks and hosted occasions for VIP shoppers at Artwork Basel and Frieze lately. For the upcoming version of Frieze London, Dr. Barbara Sturm can have a lounge on-site with a VR expertise, selfie mirror and 3D face scanning pores and skin evaluation, an activation the model additionally held final spring at Frieze Los Angeles. For its half, the journal launched the guide, “Harley Weir: Magnificence Papers” throughout Frieze final yr.
“Manufacturers profit from being artistic. We see this increasingly more by way of what customers need. They wish to be impressed; they don’t essentially need a components,” mentioned Wickes.