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Precision, then not

I had a lovely weekend that included a birthday note from John Hodany, an artist whose work I really admire. He’s a mathematical mastermind who in his works, like a surgeon, mutates modules and moves cut-outs around with meticulous precision yet still creates something that feels organic, colorful, biological, fun. Here are two of my favorite paintings. Thanks life for being soft right now.

Credits

Top image: John Hodany, Big Shot, 2014.
Below: John Hodany, Switching Swans, Praying Beaver, 2009.

ATMOSPHERIC BANGER

by guest contributor Joanna Nordahl

From Andrej Tarkovsky's collection of polaroids, "Instant Light". . Found here. Explore: flowers, photography
Photo by Ian Howorth. . Found here. Explore: people, street
Outtake from video by Joanna Nordahl for MyTheresa x Valentino. . Found here. Explore: art, models, red
Photo by Juergen Teller for Louis Vuitton, Resort 2016. . Found here. Explore: model, photography, pink
Photos of a young Kate Winslet in school. . Found here. Explore: actors, portraits
Photo by Laura Coulson. . Found here. Explore: cars, photography
Photo by Laura Coulson. . Found here. Explore: make up, portraits
The Artificial beach inside the Ocean Dome. From "Small World". Japan, Miyazaki, 1996, Martin Parr. . Found here.
Photo by artist Neil Krug. . Found here. Explore: blue, flowers, red
Portrait of Rihanna. Photographer unknown. . Found here. Explore: portrait, purple
Still from "Lost in Translation" by director Sofia Coppola. . Found here. Explore: movies
Harley Weir for Vogue Japan, October 2016. . Found here. Explore: flowers, red
"Untitled", c. 1983-86. From the series "The Democratic Forest" by William Eggleston. . Found here. Explore: cars, photography
"Suede" by artist Ehryn Torrell. . Found here. Explore: art
A reinterpretation of Matisse’s "La Danse" by Carlota Guerrero. . Found here. Explore: people

Joanna Nordahl is a Swedish film director, traveling and dividing her time between London and Stockholm. Find her here.

TWO FROM LAST WEEK

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Wrapping gifts for birthday girl, Camilla.

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Wearing satin mules and denim.

Dream dress

What excites me style wise these days is finding pieces from old collections that I haven’t stopped thinking about. I’ve often been preoccupied with Miuccia Prada’s thoughts and things from about a decade ago. And then, I was so struck by Nicolas Ghesquière’s debut collection for Louis Vuitton. I know every look like I know every word of an old Whitney Houston song.
When I find these looks in consignment stores my heart stops. If I buy, I like to think of it less like random shopping (which makes me feel so bad) and more like a hobby. Like I’m a collector. It’s nonsense, of course; it’s more like a drug. This is my lastest rush: look 18 from that collection.

SEPTEMBER

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Picture via Vogue UK.

A couple of weeks ago in Stockholm, wearing shirt and pants from Totême, bag from Mulberry, shoes from Manolo Blahnik, sunnies from Céline, earrings from Faris.

Carlota Guerrero

Solange’s art direction has been so rich lately, no? It introduced me, and the rest of the world I guess, to Carlota Guerrero, a photographer and art director from Barcelona. Her work is amazing and filled to the brim with art references. Above is one of her latest projects, a Bon Magazine story with another brilliant Barcelona mind, Alejandra Smits. I had to dig into the archives to discover more of Carlota’s work.

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A reinterpretation of Matisse’s La Danse, watch it in video here.

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Work for Metal Magazine, watch it here.

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Dance ritual for Uber den Wolken, watch it here.

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Art direction for Solange’s Don’t touch my hair. Watch it here.

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Art direction for Solange’s Cranes in the sky. Watch it here and more of Carlota’s A seat at the table imagery here.

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Rreinterpretation of Parangolés by Hélio Oiticica (watch it here) with Solange.

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Carlota did the imagery and art direction for Solange’s 112-page conceptual digital book, celebrating blackness and creativity.

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Interactive titled Seventy States 2017 for Tate. Amazing, please watch it here.

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Back cover of Solange’s A seat at the table.

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If you haven’t seen An ode to, Solange’s performance piece at the Guggenheim in New York, please do.

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Probably inspired by the late Trisha Brown (watch for example Figure 8 here).

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Solange asked the audience to wear white, perhaps not only a way of visually coordinating the piece.