From a Brooklyn studio to an East Hampton artists’ residency formerly owned
by Willem and Elaine de Kooning, four New York artists of interest
offer up their workspace to create a backdrop for fall fashion finds.
t her request, art and fashion photographer
Shayna Fontana asked to haul her cameras to
New York to shoot for Patron, mixed, in some
way, with art. Done. That said, if you’re a Texan and you
want to get connected with New York artists of note, a
call to Chris Byrne, co-founder of the Dallas Art Fair, is
the due course.
Chatting up Chris about contemporary art and artists
always engenders his irrepressible smile followed by a
considered discussion. He rose to the challenge when
tasked with gaining access to NYC artists with studio
space who would interact with the camera and fashion.
AAn additional requirement: The artists’ work should be represented at the 2015 Dallas Art Fair. The late Elaine de Kooning’s former East Hampton
studio where she created her important Cave Walls series
inspired by cave paintings, later owned by sculptor John
Chamberlain after her death, is now an artists’ residency
for Sadie Laska and Tyson Reeder. This historical art
space, Dan Rushton’s Brooklyn studio, and a Manhattan
loft where Lizzi Bougatsos often works, serve as a milieu
for of-the-moment looks chosen by stylist Brittany Winter.
Banded together, these pages offer don-worthy, early
fall styles and a preview to the 2015 Dallas Art Fair. P