Saturday, July 26, 2008

What Marc Wants

I was delighted to find that W Magazine did a piece on Marc Jacbos. I adore Marc Jacobs and his man-candiness. Yes, I know he's gay. Obviously.

None the less, the article is about Marc's new love for collecting artwork. As a young "professional'"I have recently started thinking about beginning my own art collection. Not Pottery Barn "art" or the like, but original art. The kind of art you have to have.

"One day in 2002, Marc Jacobs was distractedly flipping through a Christie’s auction catalog when he came across Kilimnik’s Mary Calling Up a Storm (1996), a portrait of a dark-haired young woman. For some reason, the 18- by 13-inch canvas called out to the designer, who’d never before purchased a work of art. Despite his rank as one of the world’s most influential style setters—he’s been artistic director at Louis Vuitton for the past decade and has had his own label since 1994—Jacobs always harbored an inferiority complex when it came to the art world; in galleries he was generally too intimidated to speak to the assistant, let alone the dealer.

“I had in my mind that only incredibly grand, extremely wealthy people lived with art of any sort,” he says.

I think some of my first pieces will probably be photographs. Or perhaps, vintage Vogues. That would be divine.

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