For more than four decades, Cosey Fanni Tutti has been at the forefront of the British avant-garde. Now, with the publication of her memoir, she tells her own story in her own words, from COUM Transmissions to the present day
An exclusive presentation documenting the Raf Simons Robert Mapplethorpe collection. The artist’s imagery and visual language reinterpreted for the designer’s collection, the garments embodying the shared reference points and ideas that link the work of the two men across the generations
As her new flagship store opens in New York, Supplement meets Simone Rocha to find out how the British Fashion Council’s Designer of the Year built her creations from modern photography and memories of Ireland, and won over Rihanna and Chloë Sevigny in the process
Where does rock come from? “Rock”: I mean the music that comes out of the sixties, the music that is hardened, toughened, accelerated, then complicated, softened, disassembled, in decades that followed.
What makes a record, out of nowhere, truly connect with people? Is it in the machinations of a secret league of suits? The keyhole precision of a marketing strategy? A cleverly engineered combination of a voice, sound and style? Or is it something more intangible, more special, more magical?
24 years after his death, the work and life of David Wojnarowicz continues to enthrall the art world. Ahead of a major retrospective at the Whitney, Amei Wallach speaks to the artist’s friends and collaborators, retracing his progress from New York’s abandoned piers to the city’s galleries and museums
Torey Thornton is a brilliant young artist whose abstract works have won praise around the world. So why does he tell Dylan Kerr that “in the back of my mind, I’m always thinking about when no one will care”?
Kenneth Goldsmith doesn’t write his own works, as much as copy lines from other people. So why should we regard this self-styled ‘uncreative writer’ as a poetic pioneer, and why does he think anyone will read all of his new book about New York?
Your feelings are now a valuable commodity. Supplement meets the man who knows why. Will Davies is senior lecturer in politics at Goldsmiths, University of London, and co-director of the political economy research centre at the university.
What do we picture when we think of rock’n’roll jewellery? Nose piercings perhaps, or a cacophony of earrings up the wearer’s lobe, mixed with tattoos and eyeliner and a choker around the neck; a cluster of chunky silver rings from Chrome Hearts, as worn by Karl Lagerfeld with black fingerless gloves; trashy hoop earrings such as those worn by Cyndi Lauper and Madonna in the 80s, with bangles up to the elbow. Certainly not a brooch.