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The Dazed & Confused November art special is on sale October 9, 2008, headed up by a stunning 12-page visual collaboration between Grace Jones and Chris Cunningham, with the avant-garde film director digitally morphing the iconic performer to reveal the Devil Inside…
“It’s not fashion, it’s an anti-fashion shoot," Jones tells Tim Noakes in the cover story. "He’s shooting me like art.” Chris Cunningham’s inspiration came from his 2005 short film “Rubber Johnny”: ‘When I made the images for Rubber Johnny, I wanted to make some Nubian versions to accompany them. For me, Grace has the strongest iconography of any artist in music. She’s definitely the most inspiring person I’ve worked with so far.”
Also in the issue:
On the eve of his first solo UK show, we present an exclusive in-the-studio feature on the amazing Canadian sculptor David Altmejd, and to celebrate 20 years of the avant-garde fashion house Maison Martin Margiela, we invited Gillian Wearing, Cory Arcangel, Agathe Snow, Terence Koh, Dawn Mellor and Matt Collishaw to interpret this season’s couture collection. We also invited four of our favourite international art curators, from Paul Pieroni to Kathy Grayson, to take over the pages of Dazed for a unique art project, and speak to Frieze’s Neville Wakefield about just what makes a curator great.
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The Chris Cunningham shoot of Grace Jones was also featured on The Culture Show which aired on 18th November 2008.