My stand-out favourite from this year's wonderful Moniker Art Fair was the wonderfully innovative Vermibus. The Berlin based artist collects advertising posters from the streets of his home city to re-imagine them in his unique style which involves lifting the existing print from the paper using solvent and a brush - the results are amazing. Kate Moss, a common subject in his work, appears almost zombie-fied and the images have a haunting quality.
The fascinating video below gives you an insight into Vermibus's creative process and is well worth a look.
Ray Caesar is a British-born, Antoine Watteau meets Bram Stoker digital artist whose work is about to go on show at the Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City CA. Ray's creative process always begins with a sketch which he will then manipulate digitally, producing a highly detailed almost 3-D image. Wonderfully eery and darkly beautiful, find out more on his website www.raycaesar.com, be sure to read his 'About' page where you will be surprised to learn he was born a dog! www.coreyhelfordgallery.com
Carine Roitfield and Mario Testino pay tribute to Elizabeth Taylor in V Magazine's September issue. The Heroes Issue features cover star Kate Winslet replicating the star's legendary cat-like eyes and inside there's Lara Stone rocking a blonde wig while Stephanie Seymour does Liz bridal. Earlier this year Harper's Bazaar featured a Mike Nichols / Richard Avedon collaboration which saw Winona Ryder and Marc Jacobs recreate Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf. Winona is perhaps the closest but no one will ever really compare to the real thing.....
A new exhibition celebrating the work of legendary photographer, Corinne Day, opens at the Gimpel Fils gallery this week. Day, who tragically died of a brain tumour last year, shot the now iconic 3rd Summer of Love cover for The Face, starring the then 16 year old Kate Moss. A key figure in the 1990's grunge era, Day's hard-edged, uncompromising style reflected the decade perfectly. In The Face magazine Day seemed to find the perfect outlet for her heroin chic take on fashion imagery. www.gimpelfils.com
The imminent publication of a new book documenting Glenda Bailey's ground-breaking work at US Harper's Bazaar has led to renewed interest in the magazines most unforgettable fashion spreads. Up there at No.1 has to be this collaboration between the legend that is Tim Burton and British photographer Tim Walker. Both have strange, dream-like visionary minds and this shoot for the October 2009 edition is a perfect demonstration of how Bailey has brought together two like minds to produce a spectacular effect. 'Harper's Bazaar Greatest Hits' is published on September 1st.
How does she find the time? Mrs Hince's new Kate Moss for Longchamp collection is in stores now and it's main star is the Gloucester duffle (which this season also comes in colourful suede or snakeskin). Kate is true to her brand ambassador status and is regularly pictured carrying a Longchamp, calling the Gloucester a staple of her awesome wardrobe. Bag some Moss glamour now! www.longchamp.com
Queen of Quirky Knitwear Bella Freud has teamed up with reigning King of Footwear Christian Louboutin for her A/W2011 collection, subtly titled Fetish. The small but perfectly formed collection features four sketches by Louboutin strikingly reproduced on sweater dresses and knitted leotards. As Christian himself says "Go Bella, go!". Available to buy at www.bellafreud.co.uk