As IDS West attracts approximately 36,000 design-minded visitors to its exhibitor gallery per year, Collect is a valuable opportunity for local artists to add another dimension through which visitors may deepen their understanding of the province’s creative culture.
Once dubbed the “Hustler with a Hasselblad,” American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe never played it safe behind a camera—or in front of it.
Le Duc Ha, an artist highly regarded for crafting terracotta pottery and art depicting traditional Vietnamese figures, had the studio built for him this year by architectural collective Tropical Space.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Rachel Feinstein is known for conjuring fairy-tale worlds in her dynamic paintings, sculptures, and mise en scènes.
Leon Bridges seems completely overwhelmed by the attention he’s been receiving—and for good reason. Just two years ago, the singer was crooning for co-workers while working part-time at two restaurants in Fort Worth, Texas.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Tel Aviv-based designer Ron Gilad carves his place within the world of industrial design by questioning and challenging convention.
Chinese visual artist Liu Bolin has found success within a curious paradox: he stands out by blending in.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: As improbable as is the profession of artisanal pencil sharpener, more outlandish still is the history of how one came to be one.
Wedge, roll, cut, shape, repeat. That’s the mantra of Seattle-based artist-designer Aleksandra Pollner when she’s forming porcelain fortune cookies before they are kiln-fired.