Spiegelworld’s Impresario Extraordinaire Ross Mollison has had a long friendship with Slava Polunin, having brought his award-winning Slava’s Snowshow to New York City in 2004, where it played at the Union Square Theatre. Slava is regarded as Russia’s greatest clown. This portrait by the acclaimed Richard Avedon shows Slava with his son Vanya.
One of the most important and well-known photographers of the 20th century, Richard Avedon revolutionized fashion photography from the 1940s until his death in 2004. Influenced early by his parents’ clothing store, he would go on to work for Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, The New Yorker, and even the U.S. Military.
On loan from Spiegelworld Impresario Extraordinaire’s private collection.
This piece was about the posture of the person and how it connected to a natural element like green leaves.I elongated the neck to give the figure a bird-like quality and softness. I enjoy letting the watercolor bleed and move on its own and then I go back in to add structure. Shereene Fogenay was born […]
A “holy” portrait of being a modern day artist and performer in Las Vegas. Over the course of the nearly 11 minute video loop, Heidi transforms in and out of being Elvis from inside a neon shrine. The sculpture is about identity, performance, transformation and the labor that goes into being an artist.