Issue seven of Purple magazine, published just after the turn of the century and edited by Olivier Zahm and his then-partner Elein Fleiss. A magazine dedicated to fashion, photography, cinema and literature, the editors asked American artist Richard Prince to shoot the Spring/Summer 2001 collections – the ensuing shoot features Prince’s local barmaid and neighbour in his studio, backdropped by a shiny red car – one of the artist's favourite motifs – a drum kit, and the paint-flecked, rugged floor of the studio. A later issue of Purple proffered that Richard Prince “could be the new Andy Warhol, abstracting American banality, working nonstop, sticking to New York City, and, despite himself, becoming a star.” The rest of issue seven of Purple features photography by Roe Ethridge, Richard Kern, Terry Richardson, Collier Schorr, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Juergen Teller – who captured model Karen Elson arranging drugs on a table with a bank card and a rolled up bank note.
Condition: Very good
242 pages, 20 × 27cm