The late Peter Lindbergh once said, “BLAU is like your favorite restaurant, at which you want to order each and every single dish.” Having been printed in German since 2015, the now international magazine is the new reference point for art journalism, published twice a year. With that, I have come a little closer to my dream of making the most beautiful art magazine in the world. It’s a goal I’ve had since I was 13, when, in my uncle’s garage, I dug up and dusted off countless volumes of seemingly every German art magazine issued after the Second World War.
BLAU International’s distinctive content features scintillating stories and images from today’s and yesteryear’s art worlds: studio visits with the most influential artists of our time, exclusive contributions by acclaimed writers such as Peter Handke, Hanya Yanagihara, and Julian Barnes, portraits by star photographers such as Jamie Hawkesworth, and fashion spreads styled by the renowned Marie Chaix. It is a coffee-table magazine and collector’s item all in one.
We hope you are with us on our journey, traveling the world of art from old to new, obscure to famous, and back again. It’s all in the mix.
In this issue:
In the new issue Dana Schutz has her second coming. Charlotte Rampling, the secret painter, makes the move from big screen to small canvas. And Philip Taaffe is revealed as the chief villain of ornamental crime
Then, Marie Chaix reunites with Camille Vivier for this issue’s fashion editorial. Ser Serpas, ahead of her exhibition at the Bourse de Commerce, spoils the show. The remote Japanese garden museum of Isamu Noguchi is paid a visit by François Halard. Fish hooks of the Oceanic Islands, collected by Daniel Blau, reel us in. The ice-cold eye of Mantegna is laid bare. And Emma Webster reinvents landscape painting