August 28 2014

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Yoko Ono, Face Of A Generation


Last night, Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld debuted the results of their latest collaborative efforts, The Little Black Jacket book and related exhibition, featuring 113 portraits of some of the coolest names in fashion from Alexander Wang to Linda Evangelista. Tonight, however, another set of portraits of an equally impressive bunch gets its official unveiling at the Hole Gallery on Bowery Street. Portrait of a Generation, as it’s called, is like a yearbook for the hip artists and designers of New York City. Over 100 of them, world-renowned artists like Olivier Zahm, André Saraiva, and Ryan McGinley, paired up and exchanged portraits (of all varieties—photos, drawings, and paintings). One of the most intriguing ones? A portrait of Yoko Ono, lensed by Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl at Ono’s studio in front of her beautiful dot drawings, which the Threeasfour designers Adi Gil, Angela Donhauser, and Gabriel Asfour then remixed to their own liking. “We dressed the picture on a mirror background with our fractal shapes that we created for our last Fall 2012 collection, Full Circle,” they tell For those who don’t know the backstory, Lennon has contributed music and performed live for several of the label’s shows, and Ono has been a muse to the designers. Here, has a first look at the portrait. (Yoko also shot the three designers, which is on view as part of the exhibition.)

Portrait of a Generation, open tonight through August 10, the Hole Gallery, 312 Bowery, NYC.

Photo: Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl

Dept. of Culture