Greta Gerwig Photographed by Helena Christensen in So It Goes #2
Francis Bacon, Painting, 1946
"It is a mistake to think that the painter works on a white surface. The figurative belief follows from this mistake. If the painter were before a white surface, he – or she – could reproduce on it an external object functioning as a model. But such is not the case. The painter has many things in his head, or around him, or in his studio. Now everything he has in his head or around him is already in the canvas, more or less virtually, more or less actually, before he begins his work. They are all present in the canvas as so many images, actual or virtual, so that the painter does not have to cover a blank surface, but rather would have to empty it out, clear it, clean it. He does not paint in order to reproduce on the canvas an object functioning as model; he paints on images that are already there, in order to produce a canvas whose functioning will reverse the relations between model and copy. In short, what we have to define are all these “givens” that are on the canvas before the painter’s work begins, and determine, among these givens, which are an obstacle, which are a help, or even the effects of a preparatory work."
—Gilles Deleuze, Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation
Ruth Crone Foster
Romance Was Born Fall 2013 Ready-To-Wear
Ola Rudnicka for Vogue Netherlands March 2014
"grand national" cameo the label.