Party On: Gucci Fetes Art World Icon Paige Powell in Beverly Hills

The fashion house celebrated the photographer’s new book release in style

Words by ANUSH J. BENLIYAN

 

At its Rodeo Drive boutique on the evening of Thursday, May 16, Gucci hosted a private party in celebration of photographer Paige Powell and the release of her new book series.

Powell — an art world fixture famed for her candid artist portraits  — was joined by a crowd of creatives, including photographer Matthew Rolston, artist Rosson Crow and singer-songwriter Troye Sivan, who admired the Beverly Hills shop’s newest pieces; perused the lensman’s in-store photo collage installation; thumbed through the four-volume slipcased book collection; and had their copies signed by Powell herself.

Eponymously titled and produced by Gucci, Paige Powell (Dashwood Books, $295) includes a book on Powell’s storied life (she was a close confidante of Andy Warhol and dated such iconic artists as Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat), and three volumes on different categories of her work: her 1984 visual diary installation, “Beulah Land”; “Animals”; and “Artists Eating.” The limited-edition release also features rare shots of painter and filmmaker Julian Schnabel, musical artist Madonna, artist Ed Ruscha, musician David Bowie and other luminaries.

 

Feature image: ROSSON CROW snaps a picture of FAITH PICOZZI, PAIGE POWELL and FILIP MILENKOVIC. Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images.

 

May 22, 2019

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