Fashion, art and politics converge on the cover of W Magazine. The November art issue features Sui He in an image art directed by Chinese contemporary artist Ai Wei Wei and shot by Max Vadukul. Take a look at NY Times’ fascinating article about how the cover came to be.
From the NY Times
In an unusual collaboration with W magazine, Mr. Ai created a story line for a series of photos that were shot on location in New York by the photographer Max Vadukul as Mr. Ai looked on, art directing via Skype on a laptop computer…
The scenes are reminiscent of photos Mr. Ai took of the Tompkins Square riots in the 1980s, when he lived in New York, which he used as inspiration for the project. They also unavoidably refer to his own confinement, which China’s government has forbidden him from discussing.