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When my husband Waqas and I met 10 years ago, it was clear that we had different relationships with style. I’d been in love with fashion since I was old enough to discern what clothes were, consuming countless issues of Vogue as a youth, unbeknownst to my parents. He, on the other hand, considered clothes to have a single, practical purpose: to keep his body covered. I was surprised to fall

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“I Spy” has always been, and will forever remain, my favorite childhood car game. Nothing passes the time more effectively or opens your eyes to the wonders of the world around you more deliberately than turning observation into a competition. Though my siblings and I no longer spend hours cooped up together in a backseat on a regular basis, I’ve continued to play “I Spy” on a private — and

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As Mexico City prepares for Zona Maco and a host of smaller satellite fairs, we take an in-depth look at the capital’s vibrant art scene, featuring interviews with some of its leading artists and most exciting new names. First up, Elizabeth Fullerton introduces the evolving, “DIY” attitude and lively creative buzz that she has encountered in recent years. Lucy Dodd, Sweet Water, 2018. David Lewis Gallery at Zona Maco Flying into Mexico City on a clear

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Ask any art connoisseur to name the big hitter Mexican artists, and Damiàn Ortega will likely make the list. But the artist’s bona fide star status was far from inevitable—when he and his contemporaries were starting out, they fought hard against an establishment that was traditional in its thinking. Now, his punchy, DIY practice has come to define the Mexican art landscape. Words by Elizabeth Fullerton Controller of the Universe, 2007. Courtesy of the artist and

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For some, March means spring break; for die-hard aesthetes, it means a slate of can’t-miss industry happenings around the world. New Yorkers and visitors alike have the Armory Show, Asia Week, and AD’s own Design Show to look forward to. Meanwhile, on the other side of the globe, Singapore will throw an annual citywide celebration of design. If you’re traveling to that part of the world, you might want to start in Singapore

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Pat Steir. Priscilla Waterfall, 1991. © Pat Steir In 1933, the first time that the Barnes Foundation asked an artist to paint something to fit specifically into its walls, the artist was Henri Matisse. Matisse, who had to be convinced, rented a warehouse in Nice to work on what became “The Dance,” only to discover, after a first try, that he’d gotten the measurements wrong. (In 1990, the early version of the triptych

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Kerouac Beat PaintingI have a distinct memory of flipping through the pages of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road (1957) when I was around 16 years old. I was on the metro in Paris. I had heard about Kerouac from my sister and from spending too much time at Shakespeare and Company in the Latin quarter near Notre-Dame. As a French-American person, it felt right that I would discover Kerouac in Paris, the

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