Interview: Spencer Tunick

Liberating the nude condition on an epic scale with stunning photography

Photographer Spencer Tunick fills landscapes and public places with the naked body. Some of his images offer the view of one nude figure, while others reveal epic scenes of mass mobs in historic and iconic locations. From thousands of people lined up in a record-breaking installation in Cleveland, Ohio to hundreds covered head to toe in body paint in an installation referencing the BP oil …

SMART: San Miguel Art Festival

Artists and gallery owners from Mexico and beyond meet up in San Miguel de Allende to celebrate art, creativity and innovation

The art-filled public spaces of Hotel Matilda provided the central hub for the recent SMART San Miguel Art festival. The boutique hotel and passion project of art collector Harold “Spook” Stream can be directly linked to his family’s love of art and Mexico. As a young girl, Stream’s mother Matilda often traveled to Mexico to visit her aunt’s friends Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. The …

Cool Hunting c/o Quarterly Co: Shipment Five

Our latest shipment delivers a handmade Huichol disc celebrating the traditional Mexican art and craft

Our Quarterly Co subscribers know we love to work with artists and are very inspired by our travels. CHQ05, just hitting mailboxes, celebrates Huichol, a traditional Mexican art and craft using small colorful beads to decorate clothing, instruments, animal figures, skulls, and other items in traditional motifs including rain, butterflies, eagles, and the sun. The art is part mystical, part religious, very connected to the …