Spending four weeks in Catania last summer – at a time when the Italian government momentarily eased lockdown restrictions – the photographer set about on his moped capturing the men who make up the city, sunshine and all.
Drag queen Linda Simpson was front and centre during the mid-’80s nightlife boom, snapping away at subversive figures like RuPaul, Leigh Bowery and Keith Haring. Now, these photographs have been immortalised in her debut book, The Drag Explosion.
Documenting the Instagram generation through analogue photography, the artist’s new book, What She Said, pairs today’s female punks with the visceral, at times hard to swallow diary entries she wrote as a 15-year-old outcast living in 1980s California.
Recently collaborating with Dior for its AW21 menswear show – and raking in six figures for original artwork – here’s why 2021 is a year of rebirth for the Basquiat contemporary.