AS IF Magazine

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Dubbed “the thinking man’s sex symbol”, award-winning actress, Annette Bening, graces the cover of our 13th issue. Known for her ability to nail performances time and time again, she remains one of our most celebrated and beloved actors. 2018 proves to be an exciting year for her fans as she entertains us with performances in the films The Seagull, Life Itself, and Georgetown.   

Art star Mickalene Thomas is bringing the beauty of the black female body to galleries and museums around the world. In conversation with art curator and gallerist, Ronald Sosinski, the artist talks about her connection with her muses and the value of her artist practice.

Actor Charlie Plummer made his way into our living rooms as a young child playing Michael Thompson in Boardwalk Empire. Today the teenager is an indie darling at film festivals around the world for his work in the film Lean on Pete, and is the face of the Dior Homme summer 2018 campaign.

Filmmaker, photographer, and writer, Jonas Mekas, has either participated in or captured the most important movements in art and cinema in New York since arriving her after WWII. This Lithuanian born, forced labor camp survivor, has worked with Salvador Dali, Jackie, Kennedy, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Allen Ginsberg, and Susan Sontag to name a few. Even director Martin Scorsese credits Mekas for helping start his career.

It’s hard to remember a time when pop culture didn’t include the name Alicia Silverstone, and the phase she has embedded into our lexicon, that’s so as if! The phrase has no connection with the name of this publication, but funny none-the-less. Now the actor sets out to conquer a new role as a feisty single mom in the television series American Woman set in LA in the 70s.

Liverpool born singer/songwriter/musician, Michael Joseph Nelson’s stage name is as singular as his sound. BANNERS symphonic sounding pop music has its roots in the choir, literally!

Artist Ran Ortner finds inspiration in the infinite expanse of the ocean. This self-taught artist talks about his upbringing in remote Alaska, and how the water, and art, guides his soul.

Issue nº13 also includes fashion editorials shot on location in Mexico City; an editorial celebrating Max Mara’s monogram collection; Objectify, our must-have editor’s picks of luxury and unique pastel colored objects of the season; and Out There, featuring our list of former prisons that have been converted into luxury getaways.