Nettie is a strikingly talented young artist living and working in London. Her work is predominantly pencil work with an acute eye for detail. She has been exhibiting in London since early 2013 and recently been 1 of 75 out of 3,000 shortlisted for the prestigious Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013 which was shown at Jerwood Visual Arts Space 2013, before touring to venues across the UK in 2014. Wakefield had her debut solo show at the Rook and Raven Gallery in Fitzroviain February 2014. Nettie also just recently gave works to the Groucho Club and Soho House permanent collections.
Patti Smith’s follow-up memoir to her award-winning account of life with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, “Just Kids”, will come out this fall. The new book, “M Train”, will present what her publisher has described as a journey through 18 “stations,” as she writes about various turning points in her life. The memoir, which is due out October 6th and is published by Knopf Publishing, will also contain black-and-white Polaroids that the singer-songwriter took herself. In the meantime you can see her perform her entire album “Horses” at Primavera Sound on May 29th.
“I Need a Man” was the debut single for Grace Jones, originally recorded and released in France while she was still working as a fashion model. The track was later re-recorded and included it on her 1977 debut album “Portfolio” as part of a trio of disco albums (together with Fame “1978″ and “Muse”) released between 1977 and 1979 by Island Records. Now they have been remastered and reissued as a brand new three-CD or four-LP box set titled Disco. Can you wait until May 4th?
Eleanor Hardwick is a 21 year old photographer, director, musician and multidisciplinary artist born in Oxford and currently based in London. She started taking photographs when she was just twelve and from then on her rise has been overwhelming. She is also a staff artist, writer and mixtape curator at Rookie Magazine, a member of World Wide Women collective, and one half of sound and multimedia project Moonbow. She has had three solo exhibitions as well as participating in various group exhibitions in London, Paris, Brighton, Oxford, Tokyo, LA and Lisbon – including most recently GirlsTribu at Palais De Tokyo in Paris and Ritual at Cob Gallery in London. She has worked for Vogue.com, i-D Magazine, Elle Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Sony, Penguin, Tate Modern, Jalouse Magazine among others. Hit Read More to discover more about this uber-talented girl!
Altitude films is about to release a documentary about jazz-pop diva Amy Winehouse. The film is entitled “Amy” and was made by BAFTA-winner Asif Kapadia. “Amy” features interviews with her ex-lover Blake Fielder, Mos Def and her producer Salaam Remi. The film brings to light unseen, archive footage as well as previously unheard tracks. The complete documentary will be out on July 3rd, in the meantime watch the trailer below.
The former Moloko singer and distinguished modern pop diva is about to release forthcoming album “Hairless Toys”. The follow-up to “Overpowered” comes out May 11th via Play It Again Sam. The lead track, “Gone Fishing”, was inspired by the film Paris Is Burning, listen to it below and catch her live at Sonar on May 19th in Barcelona.
Nathalie Du Pasquier started drawing as soon as she met her husband George Sowden in 1979 in Milan. She was introduced to the world of design and shortly after, in 1981, became a founding member of the iconic postmodern design movement Memphis. From then on she didn’t stop drawing, every day she would draw a whole new modern world, from very small items like jewelry to entire cities. Don’t Take These Drawings Seriously is the first and definitive compilation of all the unpublished drawings from 1981 to 1987, which had been sitting in the drawers of Nathalie’s studio for over 30 years. This unique book has been carefully edited and designed by Apartamento magazine’s co-founder Omar Sosa together with Nathalie Du Pasquier and is an excellent welcome document of an fundamental period in modern design. Have a look at some spreads after the jump!