He was the hottest skatewear designer in Lagos. Now he’s the hottest artist in London, with a following of thousands who will literally fight each other to own one of his paintings. But is Olaolu Slawn just taking the piss? (A little bit, but we’re into it.)
Best known for being the youngest person to shoot a Vanity Fair cover (with Billie Eilish, no less), the photographer releases his photo series 6 7 today, as a homage to his grandmother and Black joy.
The Fence is London’s second-best magazine: an independent quarterly that publishes witty essays, sketches, investigations and insider accounts of powerful institutions. So when it came to deciding who we should send to cover October’s Frieze Art Fair, there was only one place to call.
Through a personal narrative, the artist uses strange assemblages to question gender constructs, mass media and the over-blown narratives of American TV.
He’s been shockin’, repulsin’ and pissin’ people off since his late ’70s beginnings as a subversive filmmaker. Now he’s back with a new photo book, Baron.