acne paper from Acne Studios relaunched last year with an iconic 500-page issue. The magazine unveils its latest edition today, Acne Paper 17. A hybrid between a book and a magazine, the new format is part biography, part novel, part cultural art journal and part fashion magazine – an experimental and interdisciplinary matter.
Acne Paper 17
The latest version is the magazine’s largest art issue to date, featuring the work of more than fifty contemporary artists, including Kai Althoff, Felipe Baeza, Maria Bartuszová, Louise Bonnett, Victor Brauner, Enrico Castellani, Julie Curtiss, Chioma Ebinama, Inka Essenhigh, Lucio Fontana, Marguerite Humeau, Marina Karella, Sarah Lucas, René Magritte, Piero Manzoni, Fabio Mauri, Minoru Nomata, Ariana Papademetropoulos, Christina Quarles, Eileen Quinlan, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Ed Ruscha, Anj Smith, John Stezaker, Salman Toor, Cy Twombly, Paloma Varga Weisz, Andy Warhol and Lian Zhan.
The centerpiece of the publication is a memoir written by Atticus. In five chapters, Atticus tells us about his cultured life where he began as a dancer, first with Balanchine, then with Merce Cunningham, before becoming a personality in the art world. In his vivid reflections illuminating select moments of his life, we meet a dazzling gallery of art world giants, dancers, musicians, writers, designers, architects and people Atticus admired. , met and befriended.
Throughout the issue, fashion stories from Luis Alberto Rodriguez and Raphael Hirsch, Cho Gi-Seok and Robbie Spencer, Paul Kooiker and Beat Bolliger, Justin French and Glen Mban, William Waterworth and Pierre-Alexandre Fillaire, as well as a surreal image the life story of Keisuke Otobe and Dimitra Louana Marlanti, and a portfolio of intimate self-portraits by Ibrahim Kamara.
At the heart of Atticus’ biography is the relationship with Desmond, the love of his life. It reminds us of a time when men who loved men and women who loved women were considered delinquents. Atticus also remembers the dramatic AIDS epidemic and the many loved and talented people who perished with it. In a special portfolio, we pay tribute to the work of artists Darrel Ellis, Arch Connelly, Jimmy Wright and Larry Stanton whose paintings and drawings will be the subject of a special Acne Studios collaboration to benefit an AIDS charity.
To commemorate gay and lesbian liberation and the achievements of the LGBTQ movement, Acne Paper’s issue 17 features the eight colors of the original rainbow flag designed by Gilbert Baker in 1978.
Acne Book Number 17 | Atticus is now available in Acne Studios stores worldwide and online at acnestudios.com
The ancestors: Fashion story photographed by William Waterworth, styling by Pierre-Alexandre Fillaire. Private visit: Fashion story photographed by Luis Alberto Rodriguez, styling by Raphael Hirsch. Cowrie Queen: Photography by Justin French, styling by Glen Mban.
By Corridoni: Fashion story photographed by Paul Kooiker, styling by Beat Bolliger. I dreamed of Leonora: Fashion story photographed by Cho Gi-Seok, styling by Robbie Spencer
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