Issue nº20 / REGINA KING X MICKALENE THOMAS
Award-winning actor and director Regina King, art star Mickalene Thomas, and photographer Tatijana Shoan collaborate to create a vibrant cover feature inspired by Thomas’s latest global exhibition, Beyond the Pleasure Principle. This exhibition expands on Thomas’ decades-long exploration of the Black female body as a realm of power, eroticism, agency, and inspiration. Thomas’ singular aesthetic of layered mediums was applied to Shoan’s images of King turning each one into a work of art. The three women later sat down to have a conversation to discuss King’s latest project on Netflix, The Harder They Fall, working as a Black woman in Hollywood and her future in the game.
Also included; star of The Sopranos prequel, The Many Saints of Newark, Alessandro Nivola talks about his dream role; Italian starlet, Michele de Rossi captivates in her American film debut; supermodel Amanda Murphy wears black and talks fashion; grandson of celebrated Italian sculptor, architect, and designer Constantino Nivola, Adrian is an artist in his own right; dancer and host of Legendary, Deshaun Wesley makes a career doing it well; actor Fred Heckinger is the new method actor on everyone’s lips; plus size, ubër model Georgina Burke is much more than a pretty face; supermodel Alek Wek collaborates with Max Mara Weekend; contemporary abstractionist artist Pat Steir explores her lifetime relationship with paint; daughter of comedian Eugene Levy and sister of actor and writer Dan Levy, Sarah embarks on a new project on her own.