Garage‘s House Of Horrors
“We got so used to Lily Donaldson’s head being so big that when we looked at the real Lily, her head seemed oddly small,” Nick Knight told Style.com at London’s Gagosian Gallery over the weekend, where he was celebrating the launch of Dasha Zhukova’s new magazine, Garage, along with Donaldson (who was on crutches from a horse accident), Dinos Chapman, Harvey Weinstein, Rachel Zoe, Jefferson Hack, and Nicholas Kirkwood. “But she [Donaldson] was a real sport and didn’t mind all that digital messing about.” Knight was referring to the spread of the magazine in which he digitally alters Lily into a demented inhabitant of Chapman’s dollhouse of horrors.
“I built my two daughters dollhouses when they were young, and this was my interpretation of that,” Chapman, one of the city’s most talked-about artists, said. More mental asylum than dollhouse, the set from the photo shoot on display was full of schlock horror toys, adolescent-angst graffiti (“I hate you” and “I am a vandal”), eight-foot crayons, and fraying primary color sofas. Chapman added, “I spliced in a bit of Café Flesh in there, you know, the cult art-house, sci-fi porn film. I know some will protest, but what can I say? Bring it.”
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